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Gastric hyperplastic polyps are a strange epithelial disease, lying somewhere between neoplasia   and exuberant scarring facilitated by chronic liver disease or Helicobacter pylori infection. Therefore, it is theoretically preferable to check that the lesion is not neoplastic by resecting it although invasive cancers are rare. But recurrence after resection is not uncommon, and sometimes in an even more exuberant form . This approach of Perisetti et al., by elastic ligation, is interesting if it reduces the risk of recurrence, though at the cost of not performing a histological analysis. Strategies combining band ligation and resection could be evaluated to solve the different issues if long-term follow-up and larger series revealed low recurrence rates with band ligation compared to endoscopic resections.
26 May 2021 (online)
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