Gastroenterology:   Photographs

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Colon Polyps

The pictures below are representative of what your doctor sees during a colonoscopy exam when colon polpys are found. Most polyps are removed at the same time as the colonoscopy by using a simple wire cautery snare. If a small colon polyp not removed, it may grow silently for many years. As the polyp enlarges, the cells often turn to cancer. There are no warning symptoms until it is too late. That is why screening programs are so important in the prevention of this common and deadly disease. A polyp removed is a potential cancer prevented.

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Small Polyp on Stem
Large Colon Polyp
Snare on Small Polyp

Colon Polyp
Wire Snare on Polyp
Snare on Small Polyp

Text & Images Courtesy of Three Rivers Endoscopy Center
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