A step-by-step guide to approaching colon polyps
Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench,
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is introduced to be one of the most prevalent cancers among Iranian men and women.(1) Colorectal polyps as known precursors of CRCs are of great importance. Surveillance, locating and removal of colorectal polyps make them the most modifiable factor outside of other genetic and environmental factors leading to CRCs. Colorectal polyps are defined as outpouchings from superficial and deep layers of mucosa of the colonic wall. They are classified as adenomas, serrated polyps, hyperplastic polyps and hamartomas based on histological evaluation. Submucosal invasion precludes the possibility of endoscopic resection and should be ruled out via colonoscopic evaluation.(2) In keeping with this significance, the present study is intended to have a brief review on classification, probability of endoscopic resection, complications of endoscopic polypectomy as well as proper surveillance after polypectomy.
- Colon polyps
- Colorectal cancer
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