Based on the data analysis and the guidelines, which are the respective indications of ablation therapy, EMR, ESD and surgery in the stomach?
Epublication WebSurg.com, Sep 2011;11(09). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03enyahagi004
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) has become the standard of care for removal of flat and sessile neoplastic lesions of the GI tract. Recently, endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been introduced in Japan as an alternative technique allowing for an en bloc resection of large lesions. The applications of EMR, ESD and surgery are discussed in this lecture by Dr. Yahagi.