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Post-polypectomy colonoscopy surveillance: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Guideline

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Last updated:12th Sep 2013

This Guideline is an official statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE). The following recommendations for post-polypectomy endoscopic surveillance should be applied only after a high quality baseline colonoscopy with complete removal of all detected neoplastic lesions.

The aim of this evidence-based and consensus-based Guideline, commissioned by the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE), is to provide caregivers with a comprehensive review of risk stratification following removal of precancerous neoplastic lesions and with practical recommendations for scheduling endoscopic surveillance. This Guideline does not address surveillance after endoscopic or surgical resection of a malignant polyp, or surveillance in patients affected by hereditary colorectal syndromes.


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