Is Submucosal Injection Helpful in Cold Snare Polypectomy for Small Colorectal Polyps? Clinical endoscopy Song, J. H., Friedland, S. 2021


Background/Aims: Cold snare polypectomy (CSP) is an effective method of polyp removal for small colorectal polyps. However, the effect of submucosal injection in cold snare endoscopic mucosal resection (CS-EMR) for small polyps is unclear. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of submucosal injection in CS-EMR for small polyps.Methods: Between 2018 and 2019, 100 consecutive small colorectal polyps (5-10 mm) were identified in 58 patients. The first 50 consecutive polyps were removed by CS-EMR, and the remaining 50 were removed by CSP. Demographic data, clinical data, endoscopic findings, procedure times, complication rates, and pathology data were collected.Results: No difference in the complete resection rate was observed between the CS-EMR and CSP groups. A total of 9 polyps showed post-polypectomy bleeding (7 had immediate bleeding, 1 had delayed bleeding, and 1 had both immediate and delayed bleeding). No difference in the bleeding rate was observed between the two groups. In multivariate analysis, warfarin (odds ratio [OR], 42.334; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.006-1,781.758) and direct-acting oral anticoagulants (OR, 35.244; 95% CI, 3.853-322.397) showed a significantly increased risk of bleeding.Conclusions: The effect of submucosal injection in CSP was not significant for small colorectal polyps.

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