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A prospective randomized comparison of cold versus hot snare polypectomy in the occurrence of postpolypectomy bleeding in small colonic polyps.
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PMID:  21689363     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Aim:  Polypectomy techniques in the removal of (3-8) mm size range polyps are inconsistent. The aim of our study was to compare cold (CSP) with hot snare polypectomy (HSP) in the occurrence of postpolypectomy bleeding in small colonic polyps with a (3-8) mm size range. Method:  414 consecutive patients with small colorectal polyps 3 to 8mm in size were prospectively randomized into the CSP group and the HSP group. Results:  There was no early or late postpolypectomy bleeding in either group. Intraprocedural bleeding was significantly more frequent in the CSP group than the HSP (CSP: 19/208, HSP: 2/206, P<0.001) but resolved spontaneously without any intervention in both groups. Conclusion:  The data show that the CSP technique is as safe, effective and quicker than HSP for patients and it could be considered the ideal procedure for small polyp removal.
Gregorios A Paspatis; Georgios Tribonias; Konstantinos Konstantinidis; Angeliki Theodoropoulou; Emmanouil Vardas; Evangelos Voudoukis; Maria M Manolaraki; Irene Chainaki; Gregorios Chlouverakis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1463-1318     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883611     Medline TA:  Colorectal Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.
Department of Gastroenterology, Benizelion General Hospital, Heraklion, Crete, Greece Department of Social Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
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