Should we be more proactive in dealing with colonic lipomas and local recurrences after oesophageal CRT?
Srisha Hebbar and Peter Siersema challenge my prejudices and suggest that endoscopy can help patients with colonic lipomas and local recurrence after chemo-radiotherapy, two relatively uncommon conditions. They both make convincing arguments!
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