Having an Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) simply defines a technique to remove polyps larger than 2 centimetres. It is undertaken at either colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy under sedation or with the patient awake. The reason for removing the polyp (a wart like lesion on the inner layer of the lining of the bowel wall), is that polyps carry a risk of becoming colorectal cancer if left and the larger the polyp, the more likely this is to be the case.

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Having an Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

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