Published online Jan 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i3.300
Peer-review started: October 5, 2018
First decision: November 7, 2018
Revised: November 30, 2018
Accepted: December 13, 2018
Article in press: December 13, 2018
Published online: January 21, 2019
Core tip: Endoscopic polypectomy and endoscopic mucosal resection are the standard treatment options for colorectal neoplasia. Current research is evaluating cold snare resection for the treatment of smaller non-cancerous polyps, aiming to reduce procedure times and complication rates. Endoscopic submucosal dissection has great potential for the en bloc resection of larger flat or sessile lesions. However, it is technically demanding and time consuming and should be reserved for histologically advanced lesions. Endoscopic full-thickness resection is a welcome addition to the armamentarium of endoscopic resection techniques and is very useful for the treatment of smaller difficult-to-resect lesions.