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The Management of Gastric Polyps

Andrew F Goddard, Rawya Badreldin, D Mark Pritchard, Marjorie M Walker, Bryan Warren, on behalf of the British Society of Gastroenterology

The widespread use of endoscopy has resulted in increased detection of gastric mucosal lesions, many of which are found incidentally. Gastric polyps do not represent a uniform entity and encompass a wide variety of pathology that has differing malignant potential and there are currently no guidelines for the management of these lesions.

This guideline aims to characterise gastric polyps and provide a framework for management. However, recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of these polyps remain controversial, as there is no consensus. Specifically, these guidelines do not cover the management of early gastric cancer.