Polyps of the colon and the rectum

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Christian Toso
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Christian Toso
Head of Division

Some polyps are benign, while others may become or are already cancerous.

Polyps are taken care of by the Division of Gastroenterology and removed during a colonoscopy visual exploration of the gastro-intestinal tract, carried out using a probe fitted with a camera inserted into the rectum, used to highlight lesions of the inner lining of the colon before being analyzed.

If the polyp cannot be removed by colonoscopy, or if the polyp is cancerous, surgical management may be necessary. Each cancer case is discussed at a weekly multidisciplinary meeting named tumor board  .

After the removal of a polyp, follow-up according to the recommendations of the Swiss Society of Gastroenterology (FR) is indicated.

Polyps
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Benign tumors that consists in protrusions of the gallbladder wall
Colonoscopy
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Visual exploration of the gastro-intestinal tract, carried out using a probe fitted with a camera inserted into the rectum, used to highlight lesions of the inner lining of the colon
Tumor board
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A meeting between specialists from several disciplines related to cancer, to determine the best possible treatment for each patient. 
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Last update : 04/01/2022