Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Snare Polypectomy We have discussed the use of the biopsy forceps to remove polyps. That technique is generally limited to the removal of smaller polyps-usually less than 5 millimeters. Larger polyps are generally removed using the snare technique. Just like the use of biopsy forceps, snares can be "hot" or "cold"-meaning that electrocautery is used or not used. A snare is basically a wire lasso that is placed around a polyp, then tightened around the polyp tissue to cut off the polyp.
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