Gastric Polyps

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Gastric polyps are frequently found incidentally during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Although gastric polyps are rare and generally produce few symptoms, some have malignant potential and need to be resected. 

This online course addresses the various types of gastric polyp and their endoscopic appearance, diagnosis, pathology, malignant potential and treatment. 

The course includes comprehensive PPT slides, video footage and bespoke audio recordings. The combined material has a total duration of approximately 50 minutes. The estimated time needed to complete the course, including the final assessment, is 1 hour.

This course was developed by: UEG.

  • To become familiar with the typical endoscopic features of gastric polyps
  • To gain knowledge of the necessary diagnostic work-up of a gastric polyp
  • To learn the need for surveillance or treatment for the different types of polyp

Lead Author

Oliver Pech, Head of Gastroenterology and Interventional Endoscopy, St. John of God Hospital, Regensburg, Germany. 


Pradeep Bhandari, Department of Gastroenterology, Portsmouth University Hospital, Portsmouth, UK. 

Raf Bisschops, Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. 


C. Rune Stensvold, Department of Microbiology and Infection Control, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark.

This course is suitable for gastroenterologists in training, but is also built to serve physicians and surgeons in other disciplines, as well as nurses, bio-technicians and advanced-years’ medical students who have an interest in gastroenterology. 

  • The course is designed to last approximately 1 hour in total. 
  • All authors and the course editor have declared that they have no conflicts of interest in relation to the material in this course. 
  • The production of this course was funded entirely by UEG. No external sponsorship was received.
  • The material used in this course was prepared in 2018.
  • Unless otherwise stated, all display items are provided courtesy of the course authors.
  • Learners are invited to test their knowledge at the beginning and the end of the course via a series of 10 MCQs.
  • The course has a pass mark of 70%. Those scoring less than the required pass mark are encouraged to revisit the course and retake the assessment.
  • Release Date: February 2018

            This course, made available on and organised by United European Gastroenterology, is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to award 1 European CME credit (ECMEC).
            Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMS-EACCME website have formally been accredited.