Polypectomy

Polypectomy is a procedure that is carried out for the removal of polyps. This is done on the inside of the colon, also termed as the large intestine. Polyps are mainly formed due to the uncommon collection of tissues. The procedure is particularly non-invasive, and it can be carried out simultaneously with colonoscopy.

Colon tumors basically form to be non-lethal until they become malignant in due time, which can even be termed cancerous. Colonoscopy is initially used to detect any signs of impending polyps, once they are detected a polypectomy would be performed, and the tissue removal takes place. The tissues would then be investigated for cancerous or non-lethal ones, to prevent any problems concerning colon cancer.

Normally there aren’t any symptoms concerning polyps. But, if the situation worsens and large polyps emerge inside the colons, then the symptoms might include,
• Bleeding inside the rectum.
• Pains in the abdomen.
• Irregularities in the bowel movements.

Once your physician carries out the procedure of polypectomy, all of these symptoms would be swiftly alleviated. Whenever the polyps are discovered in the course of a colonoscopy, the procedure of polypectomy would be required.

Since colonoscopy is done simultaneously with polypectomy, a colonoscopy would be inserted inside the rectum so that the consulting physician would be able to examine all the areas and the segments in the colon. Colonoscopy is very commonly carried out on individuals who are over 50 years of age to check for any indications of cancerous tumors or growth.

Snare polypectomy is also used by the doctors to literally tie the polyp like a snare, and use the heat to cut it out of the colon. Any wounds that might be formed due to this procedure would then be cauterized. Once the removal is complete, the polyp would be sent across to the pathological laboratory for further rounds of testing to determine whether this is cancerous or not.