A polyp refers to a protuberance into the lumen above the surrounding colonic mucosa, and the Paris classification of superficial neoplastic lesions of the gastrointestinal tract can be used to classify adenomas into polypoid and nonpolypoid lesions.
Endoscopic polypectomy is sufficient treatment for leiomyomas, which are uniformly clinically benign. From: Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract, and Pancreas.
How is polypectomy done?
If your doctor discovers polyps during your colonoscopy, they'll usually perform apolypectomy at the same time. ... Larger polyps (up to 2 centimeters in diameter) can be removed using a snare. In snare polypectomy, your doctor will loop a thin wire around the bottom of the polyp and use heat to cut the growth off.
Polypectomy is a fundamental skill utilized by all endoscopists who perform colonoscopy. Mastery of polypectomy is difficult and requires both significant experience and study. It is clear that polypectomy is efficacious in reducing the risk of colon cancer development by interrupting the adenoma to carcinoma progression. ecision making about how to perform polypectomy is often made during colonoscopy when a polyp is detected. A general rule is that all potential adenomas should be removed. The endoscopic appearance of a polyp is often not necessarily a good indicator of its histologic nature.
The method chosen for polypectomy is often related to the appearance and size of the polyp. Polyps are usually described as being pedunculated, sessile or flat.