Gastroenterology

‘Underwater’ technique improves colorectal polyp resection




Endoscopists who used the underwater endoscopic mucosal resection method were able to increase the proportion of R0 resections in patients with intermediate-size colorectal polyps.
Noriya Uedo, of the department of gastrointestinal oncology at the Osaka International Cancer Institute in Japan, and colleagues wrote that en bloc resection rates in traditional endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) decreased as polyps increased in size larger than 10 mm, which led to piecemeal resection and an increased recurrence rate.
“Underwater EMR has emerged as an alternative to conventional EMR and is

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