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Endoscopic nonoperative gastric polypectomy


A gastric polypectomy was performed using the same technic with flexible fiberoptic instruments that has been successful in the removal of colonic polyps. The patient was a poor surgical operative risk and had obstructive symptoms from a prepyloric adenomatous polyp which prolapsed into the duodenal bulb. The polypectomy was performed with ease, and no complications were encountered. The entire polyp was retrieved for pathologic examination. On follow-up examination one month later a small healed stump was all that remained at the site of the previous gastric polyp.

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Brandt, L., Frankel, A. & Waye, J.D. Endoscopic nonoperative gastric polypectomy. Digest Dis Sci 18, 1087–1090 (1973).

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  • Public Health
  • Pathologic Examination
  • Operative Risk
  • Adenomatous Polyp
  • Colonic Polyp