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Polypectomy - Pedunculated Polyp

Left: 1.5 cm bi-lobed benign tubular adenoma on a stalk.

Right: Placement of a snare wire over the head of the polyp.

Left: Cautery is applied to the wire loop which has been tightened around the stalk of the polyp.

Right: Polypectomy site; excised polyp in the background, waiting to be retrieved.

Polypectomy - Sessile Polyp

Left: Sessile villous adenoma near the cecum of a 72 year-old man undergoing routine screening colonoscopy.

Right: Polyp is injected submucosally with saline to elevate the lesion away from the colonic wall, and in so doing, determine that the lesion is not invasive into the colonic wall.

Left: After submucosal injection, the polyp is excised piecemeal using a snare. Shown here after removal of first fragment.

Right: Polypectomy site at completion of polyp resection.

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