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Endoscopic image of a colonic polyp. (WC/Holland)

Polypectomy is the removal of a polyp.

In the context of gastroenterology:[1]

Preferred technique Polyp size
Cold forceps or cold snare small
Hot snare large (>= 1 cm)

See also


  1. Fyock, CJ.; Draganov, PV. (Aug 2010). "Colonoscopic polypectomy and associated techniques.". World J Gastroenterol 16 (29): 3630-7. PMID 20677334.