Gastroenterology

Endoscopic resection cost-effective for benign rectal polyps




Endoscopic resection with careful follow-up was similarly effective to and more cost-effective than other techniques for the management of benign rectal polyps, according to study results.
Jessica X. Yu, MD, MS, of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at Stanford University, and colleagues wrote that although studies have shown that endoscopic resection (ER) is safe and effective, little is known about the long-term outcomes of rectal polyps management or the cost-effectiveness of ER compared with two other surgical methods, transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) and transanal

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