Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2008 / Article

Brief Communication | Open Access

Volume 22 |Article ID 575278 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2008/575278

Carolyn Cho, Sanjiv Jain, Mark Pilbeam, Noel Tait, Andrew Thomson, "Colonoscopic Preoperative Localization Using Submucosal Injection of Radiolabelled Colloid", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 22, Article ID 575278, 3 pages, 2008. https://doi.org/10.1155/2008/575278

Colonoscopic Preoperative Localization Using Submucosal Injection of Radiolabelled Colloid

Received27 Apr 2007
Accepted25 Mar 2008

Abstract

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 pre-operative 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 technique itself proved safe and simple, and has some advantages over other endoscopic approaches.

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