What is a Polypectomy?
There are several different ways in which bladder cancer can develop. In some cases, bladder cancer arises from a polyp, which is a mass of abnormal cells that grow on mucus membranes. Not all polyps are malignant, but many of them turn cancerous if left untreated. If a bladder polyp becomes malignant, it should be removed immediately in a process called a polypectomy.
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Depending on the location, size, and progression of a polyp, one of several methods could be employed for its extraction. Here are some common polyp removal, or polypectomy, methods:
- Endoscopy – polyp removed with forceps inserted with an endoscope
- Snare removal – polyp removed by a snare at its base, then the incision is cauterized
- Open surgery – the area is fully opened and the polyp is cut out (usually through the abdomen)
The various removal methods have mixed success. In many bladder cancer cases, a polypectomy will be followed by chemotherapy to ensure that all cancerous cells are killed.
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