Polypectomy: looking back

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Impact Factor: 5.37). 01/2005; 60(6):977-82. DOI: 10.1016/S0016-5107(04)02380-6
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    • "The method was performed and reported in 1969 by Shinya Hiromi et al. for the first time. It is the oldest and the most commonly performed method, and it has been applied to remove sessile polyps 0.5-1 cm in size or pedunculated polyps larger than 1 cm in size [7, 8]. Among the oval type, crescent type, hexagonal type, spike type and other various types of snares, we have performed the hot snaring method with the oval type; after the injection of normal saline, polyps were snared and then galvanized using cutting currents. "
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