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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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GOMEZ ZULETA, Martín Alonso; VIVEROS CARRENO, David Andrés  and  BUITRAGO, Melissa. Homemade Endoloop. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2014, vol.29, n.3, pp.228-231. ISSN 0120-9957.

Although polypectomies are very common procedures in endoscopy, they are not without complications. The most common complication is bleeding following the procedure. Numerous strategies have been developed to prevent bleeding. One of these, the use of an endoloop, has had good results for polyps with very long or thick pedicles. Nevertheless, since commercial endoloop kits for this procedure are very expensive and in short supply, they are not widely used in Colombia. In this article we present a low cost design developed by Dr. Sakai in Sao Paul Brazil for an endoloop that can be made in house, and we present our experience with this tool

Keywords : Endoloop; polypectomy; gastrointestinal bleeding.

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