Interventional gastroenterology

Clipping of no benefit for routine polypectomy

Prophylactic endoscopic clipping does not prevent delayed postpolypectomy bleeding (DPPB) in the context of screening colonoscopy. According to a large Canadian study of 8,366 colonoscopies involving polypectomy, only 95 (1.1%) led to delayed bleeding events. There were 50 bleeding events in patients with clips and 45 bleeding events in patients who were not clipped. “After ...

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