This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of current polypectomy techniques and describes new perspectives in the field. A wide variety of topics are covered, including classification of colon polyps, established polypectomy techniques and related controversies, advanced endoscopic resection, endoscopic submucosal dissection, the use of submucosal injection solutions, management of complications, management of anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications, and post-polypectomy endoscopic surveillance. Information is also provided on a novel risk calculation score for adenoma recurrence after polypectomy, developed by the editors of the book and their colleagues. In acquainting readers with the state of the art in the field, Colon Polypectomy will serve as a valuable reference and practical tool for all who perform the procedure, which is of ever-increasing importance given the recent success of colon cancer screening campaigns in leading to earlier detection of colon polyps.
Antonio Facciorusso is currently an Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Foggia (Italy). Dr. Facciorusso's research activity focuses mainly on diagnostic/interventional endoscopy of the gastrointestinal tract and hepato-oncology. He is the first-named author of a number of scientific articles in international journals and has conducted research projects with some of the most important national and international groups, including the National Cancer Institute in Milan, Italy, and the University of San Diego, CA, USA (Dr. Siddharth Singh). Dr. Facciorusso is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Gastroenterology Association (AIGO) and the Editorial Committee of the United European Gastroenterology Association (UEG). He is also a referee for the French and Dutch Cancer Institutes and serves as a reviewer for several international journals, including Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Oncotarget, and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.Nicola Muscatiello is Director of the Gastroenterology Division and Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Foggia (Italy). As Director of the Center of Endoscopic Ultrasound at the university, he has developed an excellent series of diagnostic and interventional procedures in the fields of digestive endoscopy and abdominal ultrasound, with a particular focus on palliative treatment of neoplastic pain by means of celiac plexus neurolysis. Dr. Muscatiello is a member of the Governing Board of the Italian Gastroenterology Association (AIGO). He has authored many scientific articles in international indexed journals; of particular note are those on celiac plexus neurolysis, colon polypectomy, and ethanol ablation of neuroendocrine tumors and cystic lesions of the pancreas. He is also one of the authors of the Italian national guidelines for the management of pancreatic solid lesions.