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Colonoscopic preoperative localization using submucosal injection of radiolabelled colloid

Carolyn, Cho; Jain, Sanjiv; Pillbeam, M.; Tait, Noel; Thomson, Andrew


Malignant colonic polyps can be removed endoscopically but surgical resection is sometimes required. However, the polypectomy site can be difficult to locate. Current methods use various tattooing agents, with varying degrees of success. A new technique using preoperative injection of technetium-99m-labelled antimony colloid, with intraoperative localization using a handheld gamma probe, is described. Although unsuccessful in terms of localizing a previously partially resected polyp, the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology


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