Clin Endosc.  2016 Jul;49(4):355-358. 10.5946/ce.2016.063.

Resection of Diminutive and Small Colorectal Polyps: What Is the Optimal Technique?

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Chosun University School of Medicine, Gwangju, Korea.


Colorectal polyps are classified as neoplastic or non-neoplastic on the basis of malignant potential. All neoplastic polyps should be completely removed because both the incidence of colorectal cancer and the mortality of colorectal cancer patients have been found to be strongly correlated with incomplete polypectomy. The majority of colorectal polyps discovered on diagnostic colonoscopy are diminutive and small polyps; therefore, complete resection of these polyps is very important. However, there is no consensus on a method to remove diminutive and small polyps, and various techniques have been adopted based on physician preference. The aim of this article was to review the diverse techniques used to remove diminutive and small polyps and to suggest which technique will be the most effective.


Polyps; Colorectal; Technique; Resection

MeSH Terms

Colorectal Neoplasms


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