Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2005 Sep;31(3):185-188.

A Case of Endoscopic Polypectomy Using a Hand-Made Detachable Snare Made of Nylon Fishing Line

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. moonjs2@unitel.co.kr


Hemorrhage is the most common complication of polypectomy. Though most bleeding stops spontaneously and can be managed with conservative therapies, some may necessitate intensive therapies. The detachable snare was firstly introduced in 1986. It has been reported that the use of detachable snare can effectively prevent both immediate and delayed bleeding. The detachable snare has been reformed, and now a commercial article is used in practice. But, it is expensive and cannot be used in larger polyps measuring over its fixed size of loop. A hand-made detachable snare made of nylon fishing line was introduced to prevent postpolypectomy bleeding in 2003. We have further improved it and experienced a case of successful removal of a large colonic polyp using our hand-made snare. The hand-made detachable snare is inexpensive and seems to be practical in ligating the polyp regardless of its size.


Colon polyp; Detachable snare; Polypectomy
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