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Medical News Endoscope enables surgeons to reach distant new areas Endoscopists continue to probe farther into the gastrointestinal tract and are now reporting the successful removal of polyps from the distal duodenum and proximal jejunum. By avoiding conventional laparotomy, endoscopic electrosurgery can lessen morbidity and mortality, particularly in debilitated patients. Hospitalization time is also sharply reduced. But the procedure is risky. Possible complications include perforation of the gastrointestinal wall and bleeding pancreatitis, and there has been at least one report in which the metal snare of the endoscope became fused to a large, sessile polyp. The endoscopist was able to break the snare off, but its removal required surgery. Walter Jacobs, MD, head of gastroenterology at Menorah Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo, recently reported his experiences in the successful removal of polyps up to 2 to 3 cm in diameter from 30 patients. There were no serious complications in this series http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

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JAMA , Volume 237 (4) – Jan 24, 1977

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1977 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1977.03270310011001
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Abstract

Endoscope enables surgeons to reach distant new areas Endoscopists continue to probe farther into the gastrointestinal tract and are now reporting the successful removal of polyps from the distal duodenum and proximal jejunum. By avoiding conventional laparotomy, endoscopic electrosurgery can lessen morbidity and mortality, particularly in debilitated patients. Hospitalization time is also sharply reduced. But the procedure is risky. Possible complications include perforation of the gastrointestinal wall and bleeding pancreatitis, and there has been at least one report in which the metal snare of the endoscope became fused to a large, sessile polyp. The endoscopist was able to break the snare off, but its removal required surgery. Walter Jacobs, MD, head of gastroenterology at Menorah Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo, recently reported his experiences in the successful removal of polyps up to 2 to 3 cm in diameter from 30 patients. There were no serious complications in this series

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 24, 1977

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