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Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 1996 Jul;5(3):663-73.

Complications of endoscopic polypectomy.

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Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Missouri, USA.

Abstract

Colonoscopic polypectomy has revolutionized the treatment of benign colonic neoplasia. It is performed widely by gastroenterologists and surgeons and is a safe procedure. The two major complications of colonoscopic polypectomy include hemorrhage which has a reported incidence of 0.2% to 3% and perforation which has a reported incidence of 0.5% to 3%. Factors that increase the risk of these complications and management strategies are discussed in this review.

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