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Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Mar;8(3):129-31. doi: 10.1038/nrgastro.2011.19.

Colorectal cancer: managing diminutive polyps-what is the optimal approach?

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  • 1Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, E3/311 Clinical Science Center, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792-3252, USA.


A single‑center study demonstrates that omitting pathologic examination of some resected diminutive polyps rarely changes management. these results are indicative of the overall innocuous nature of diminutive polyps, and reinforce the rationale underlying the use of alternative polypectomy strategies at Ct colonography rather than universal polypectomy for the management of these lesions.

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