Ablative therapies for colorectal polyps and malignancy.
Endoscopic techniques are gaining popularity in the management of colorectal polyps and occasionally superficial cancers. While their use is in many times palliative, they have proven to be curative in carefully selected patients with polyps or malignancies, with less morbidity than radical resection. However, one should note that data supporting local and ablative therapies for colorectal cancer is scarce and may be subject to publication bias. Therefore, for curative intent, these techniques should only be considered in highly select cases as higher rates of local recurrences have also been reported. The aim of this review is to explain the different modalities of local and ablative therapies specific to colorectal neoplasia and explain the indications and circumstances where they have been most successful.
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Oxenberg, J., Hochwald, S. N., & Nurkin, S. (2014). Ablative therapies for colorectal polyps and malignancy. BioMed research international, 2014, 986352. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/986352
Medicine and Health Sciences
Hematology-Medical Oncology Division