Recommendation ID

NICE encourages further research and data collection on endoscopic full thickness removal of non-lifting colonic polyps and may update the guidance on publication of further evidence. This should include safety and efficacy outcomes such as perforation, bleeding, the need for immediate re-intervention, inadequate resection and longer-term follow-up of patients found to have malignant disease.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

The evidence on endoscopic full thickness removal of non-lifting colonic polyps raises some major safety concerns. Current evidence on efficacy is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should not be used unless there are special arrangements for clinical governance, consent, and audit or research.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Endoscopic full thickness removal of non-lifting colonic polyps
Date issued
May 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/05/2017