Gastric polyps are sufficiently rare as to make it difficult for the individual surgeon to develop a sound rationale for their management based only upon his own clinical experience. Nevertheless, the advent and increasing availability of more precise diagnostic (and potentially therapeutic) modalities, both roentgenographic and endoscopic, has made possible the detection of very small polypoid lesions which might previously have gone unnoticed, and it is likely that the surgeon will be called upon with increasing frequency to make judgments regarding the management of these lesions. For these reasons, a current review of the literature regarding gastric polyps and their treatment is given.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Review of Surgery|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1976|
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