Case Report
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World J Gastroenterol. Dec 7, 2020; 26(45): 7258-7262
Published online Dec 7, 2020. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v26.i45.7258
Endoscopic mucosal ablation - an alternative treatment for colonic polyps: Three case reports
Antonio Mendoza Ladd, Joaquin Espinoza, Cesar Garcia
Antonio Mendoza Ladd, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, TX 79905, United States
Joaquin Espinoza, Escuela de Medicina Luis Razetti, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas 999188, Venezuela
Cesar Garcia, Department of Endoscopy, University Medical Center of El Paso, El Paso, TX 79905, United States
Author contributions: Mendoza Ladd A performed all the procedures, edited the video, drafted, edited and approved the final manuscript; Espinoza J and Garcia C drafted, edited and approved the final manuscript.
Informed consent statement: The study was considered exempt from needing to obtain informed consent. The IRB acknowledges that this project meets the criteria for exemption from formal IRB review in accordance with 45 CFR46.104 (d)(4)(iii). A Waiver of HIPAA Authorization for Research approved under 45 CFR164.512 (i)(2)(ii).
Conflict-of-interest statement: Antonio Mendoza Ladd has received fees for serving as a consultant for CONMED; Joaquin Espinoza and Cesar Garcia no conflicts of interest to disclose.
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Corresponding author: Antonio Mendoza Ladd, FACG, FASGE, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L Foster School of Medicine, 4800 Alberta Avenue, El Paso, TX 79905, United States.
Received: September 26, 2020
Peer-review started: September 26, 2020
First decision: November 8, 2020
Revised: November 9, 2020
Accepted: November 21, 2020
Article in press: November 21, 2020
Published online: December 7, 2020
Core Tip

Core Tip: Endoscopic resection via endoscopic mucosal resection or endoscopic submucosal dissection is currently the standard of care for non-invasive colonic polyps. However, these resection techniques require extensive training, are not available in all endoscopy centers, and are prone to adverse events such as perforation and bleeding. Endoscopic mucosal ablation appears to be a safe and effective alternative in the treatment of colonic polyps without invasive features.