Does Hot Snare Polypectomy Trump Cold Snare?
Here are six things to know about the study conducted by researchers at the Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea.
• Researchers randomly assigned 203 patients with at least one flat or sessile polyp of 5mm to 9mm in size to undergo either hot or cold snare polypectomy.
• Lesions were sessile in 71 percent of cases and flat in 29 percent.
• Endoscopists used single snaring as the procedure for each polyp.
• Complete histologic resection was 92 percent in the hot snare group and 79 percent in the cold snare group.
• Visual eradication in both groups was similar: 88 percent in the hot snare group and 82 percent in the cold snare group.
• Neither group experienced clinically significant bleeding or perforations.
The researchers suggested that hot snare polypectomy should be considered the first line therapy for 5mm to 9mm flat or sessile colorectal polyps.
More Articles on Gastroenterology:
7 Medicare 2015 Proposed Payment Changes Affecting GI
8 Things to Know About Gastroenterologist Employment
How Can Gastroenterologists Take Part in Population Health Initiatives?
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2015. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.
To receive the latest hospital and health system business and legal news and analysis from Becker's Hospital Review, sign-up for the free Becker's Hospital Review E-weekly by clicking here.
- Dr. Dolly Skeete joins Carolina Orthopedic & Sports Medicine: 5 key notes
- Big growth opportunities in the ASC space: Key thoughts from Nobilis Health Chairman Harry Fleming
- The changing principles of wound care
- Premiums go up, subsidized plan costs go down — 7 facts
- 5 key takeaways about the world's 1st Hepatitis D virus test