From Standard of Care
Can reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer by 76-90%.
Perforation occurs in one in 500 procedures.
Associated with hemorrhage three in 1000.
5% of patients experience complications and 2% require hospitalization.
Polypectomy in patients with adenomas can prevent approximately 80% of colorectal cancers.
National Polyp Study demonstrated colorectal cancer was prevented by colonoscopic polypectomy in a study mortality from colorectal cancer.
In a study of 2602 patients with adenomas removed during the participation of the study after a median of 15.8 years, 12 died from colorectal cancer with expected estimated 25.4 deaths, suggesting a 53% reduction in mortality(National Polyp Study).
In the above study mortality from colorectal cancer was similar among patients with adenomas and those with non-adenomatous polyps during the first years after polypectomy(Zauber AG et al).