Endoscopic management of nonampullary duodenal polyps.

@article{Basford2012EndoscopicMO,
  title={Endoscopic management of nonampullary duodenal polyps.},
  author={Peter John Basford and Pradeep Kumar Bhandari},
  journal={Therapeutic advances in gastroenterology},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={
          127-38
        }
}
Duodenal polyps are a rare finding in patients presenting for gastroscopy, being found in 0.3-4.6% of cases. The majority of patients are asymptomatic. The most common lesions necessitating removal are duodenal adenomas which should be differentiated from other mucosal lesions such as ectopic gastric mucosa, and submucosal lesions such as carcinoids and gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs). Adenomas can occur sporadically or as part of a polyposis syndrome. Both groups carry malignant… CONTINUE READING
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