Study backs interventional colonoscopy for noncancer polyps

02/19/2014 | Healio (free registration)

Patients with biopsy-tested noncancerous polyps who are referred for surgical resection may instead benefit from a second interventional colonoscopy to remove them, Stanford University researchers reported. Investigators who conducted the single-center retrospective study said the second colonoscopy was used "because the institution's colorectal surgery team believed strongly that surgical treatment of endoscopically resectable adenomas is unnecessarily aggressive."

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