Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy—Therapeutic

  • Timothy M. Farrell
  • John G. Hunter

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Migration Adenoma Rubber Perforation Midazolam 

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© Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons 1999

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  • Timothy M. Farrell
  • John G. Hunter

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