Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V11160803
Combined endoscopic laparoscopic colon polypectomy
Combined endoscopic laparoscopic surgery (CELS) is a novel technique for resection of benign colon polyps, which are not amenable for endoscopic resection. A review of ten studies including 416 patients shows that polyps were successfully resected in 65-97% of the patients. Polyp recurrence after CELS is low, and the frequency of adenocarcinoma is comparable with the frequency in large polyps (> 2 cm) resected endoscopically. CELS can be performed for a variety of indications but should be done after renewed endoscopy. Due to the risk of cancer it should only be performed in specialized centres.