Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy—Therapeutic

  • Timothy M. Farrell
  • John G. Hunter


Polypectomy is less commonly applied in the upper GI tract than in the colon, because the majority of upper GI polyps are submucosal or inflammatory in origin, and true adenomas are unusual. Although few of these lesions have malignant potential, biopsy of dominant masses is indicated to exclude early gastroesophageal malignancy.


Esophageal Stricture Gastric Outlet Obstruction Foreign Body Removal Esophageal Foreign Body Impact Food Bolus 
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  • Timothy M. Farrell
  • John G. Hunter

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