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Removal of Polyps with Fibreoptic Colonoscope: A New Approach to Colonic Polypectomy

Br Med J 1973; 1 doi: (Published 24 February 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;1:451
  1. Christopher Williams,
  2. T. Muto,
  3. K. R. P. Rutter


    By using a colonoscope diathermy snare a total of 75 polyps have been removed from sites throughout the colon in 43 patients. There was some haemorrhage in four cases but no other morbidity, and all patients were discharged home within 24 hours. The ease of this procedure suggests that it should replace colotomy and surgical polypectomy in the management of polyps inaccessible to the rigid sigmoidoscope.