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). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01076527
- Public Health
- Pathologic Examination
- Operative Risk
- Adenomatous Polyp
- Colonic Polyp