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endoscopic mucosal resection

Nishitha Thumallapally, Uroosa Ibrahim, Mayurathan Kesavan, Qing Chang, Lynne Opitz, Meekoo Dhar, Sherif Andrawes
Granular cell tumors (GCTs) are soft tissue neoplasms that originate from Schwann cells. They occur predominantly in the oral cavity, skin, and breast tissues. Gastrointestinal GCTs are very rare, accounting for only eight percent of all GCTs, most of which are located in the esophagus. Endoscopic ultrasound has been a breakthrough in diagnosing GCTs because it provides precise information on the depth of tumor invasion, thus narrowing the differential diagnosis of subepithelial lesions in the esophagus. However, the definitive diagnosis requires histological confirmation of the lesion...
September 14, 2016: Curēus
Baldwin Yeung, Philip Chiu, Anthony Teoh, Linfu Zheng, Shannon Chan, Kelvin Lam, Raymond Tang, Enders K W Ng
Background and study aims: Submucosal tunnelling endoscopic resection (STER) is a novel endoscopic technique to remove submucosal tumour (SMT). We propose a novel, low cost simulator for training of techniques for STER. Patients and methods: The model consisted of an ex-planted porcine oesophagus, stomach and duodenum with marbles embedded surgically in the submucosal plane. Two expert endoscopists with experience in submucosal tunnelling and 5 board-certified endoscopists with no experience in submucosal tunnelling were recruited...
October 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Sadamoto Zenda, Takashi Kojima, Ken Kato, Sachiko Izumi, Taijiro Ozawa, Naomi Kiyota, Chikatoshi Katada, Takahiro Tsushima, Yoshinori Ito, Tetsuo Akimoto, Yasuhisa Hasegawa, Miyuki Kanamaru, Hiroyuki Daiko
PURPOSE: To clarify, in a multicenter, single-arm, phase 2 study (UMIN Clinical Trials Registry no. UMIN000001439), the clinical profile of chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for cervical esophageal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with operable cervical esophageal cancer, excluding candidates for endoscopic resection, were enrolled. Protocol treatment consisted of CRT and adjuvant chemotherapy (CT). First, patients received concurrent CRT with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) plus cisplatin (CDDP)...
September 3, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Yue Zhou, Junjie Du, Hai Li, Jinhua Luo, Liang Chen, Wei Wang
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic approaches are gradually considered as a reliable treatment of intramucosal esophageal squamous carcinoma. However, endoscopic resection (ER) is limited by the potential lymph node metastasis (LNM) at various depths of mucosal and submucosal invasion. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 498 patients with pT1 superficial esophageal squamous carcinoma (SESC) who underwent surgical resection from January 2008 to August 2015. Pathological characteristics of tumors including location, size, appearance, differentiation, invasion depth, and nodal status were reviewed, and risk factors were analyzed...
October 12, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Hirohito Mori, Hideki Kobara, Tsutomu Masaki
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October 13, 2016: Gut and Liver
Xiaohuan Li, Yongxian Gui, Wenliang Han, Hongjian Jiang, Daihua Qi, Yi Yang
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to explore the clinical effect and safety of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for treatment of rectal carcinoids. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted on 42 patients with rectal carcinoids who were hospitalized and subjected to surgical treatment in our hospital from January 2010 to November 2015. The patients were categorized into two groups based on treatment received: ESD (n = 22) and EMR (n = 20)...
October 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Mitsuhiro Fujishiro, Shuntaro Yoshida, Rie Matsuda, Akiko Narita, Hiroharu Yamashita, Yasuyuki Seto
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic resection for early gastric cancer (EGC) plays a central role in the treatment of EGC in Japan. However, there is still room for improvement, and it is necessary to summarize the recently obtained knowledge from Japan for further improvement. METHODS: We conducted a PubMed search to select relevant articles in the 5 years until September 18, 2016, using the keywords "gastric cancer" and "endoscopic treatment," "endoscopic submucosal dissection," "endoscopic mucosal resection," or "polypectomy" and filtering article types as "clinical study" or "clinical trial...
October 4, 2016: Gastric Cancer
Seung Young Kim, Sung Woo Jung, Jung Wan Choe, Jong Jin Hyun, Young Kul Jung, Ja Seol Koo, Hyung Joon Yim, Sang Woo Lee
BACKGROUND: Abdominal pain is a common complaint following endoscopic resection (ER). AIMS: To investigate the predictive factors for abdominal pain after ER. METHODS: Patients who were scheduled to undergo endoscopic mucosal resection or endoscopic submucosal dissection for the treatment of gastric adenoma or cancer were prospectively enrolled. Pain scores were checked every 6 h after ER and whenever patients complained of pain by using a 0-10 pain scale...
September 30, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Kohei Matsumoto, Hiroya Ueyama, Kenshi Matsumoto, Yoichi Akazawa, Hiroyuki Komori, Tsutomu Takeda, Takashi Murakami, Daisuke Asaoka, Mariko Hojo, Natsumi Tomita, Akihito Nagahara, Yoshiaki Kajiyama, Takashi Yao, Sumio Watanabe
AIM: To investigate clinicopathological features of early stage gastric cancer with enteroblastic differentiation (GCED). METHODS: We retrospectively investigated data on 6 cases of early stage GCED and 186 cases of early stage conventional gastric cancer (CGC: well or moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma) who underwent endoscopic submucosal dissection or endoscopic mucosal resection from September 2011 to February 2015 in our hospital. GCED was defined as a tumor having a primitive intestine-like structure composed of cuboidal or columnar cells with clear cytoplasm and immunohistochemical positivity for either alpha-fetoprotein, Glypican 3 or SALL4...
September 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Takahisa Yamasaki, Toshihiko Tomita, Mayu Takimoto, Yoshio Ohda, Tadayuki Oshima, Hirokazu Fukui, Jiro Watari, Hiroto Miwa
The growing use of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has enabled the highly curative treatment of early esophageal cancer. The circumferential extent of the tumor is reportedly related to the frequency of post-treatment stricture, with postoperative esophageal stricture reported to occur frequently when the post-resection mucosal defect exceeds 75 % of the esophageal luminal circumference. In some clinical cases, locally injected or orally administered steroids aimed at preventing post-treatment stricture fail to prevent re-stricture...
September 29, 2016: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Hiroaki Kaneko, Kingo Hirasawa, Ryonho Koh, Ryousuke Kobayashi, Atsushi Kokawa, Katsuaki Tanaka, Shin Maeda
AIM: In Japan, most of colorectal carcinoid tumors developed in rectum. The choice of treatment is important because surgical treatment may need to construct artificial anus. Although curative endoscopic resection (ER) is desirable from the point of quality of life, sufficient evidence of endoscopic treatment for rectal carcinoid tumors is not fully obtained. METHODS: Between April 2001 and August 2013, 46 rectal carcinoid tumors in 46 patients who underwent either with endoscopic mucosal resection with a ligation device (EMR-L) or endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) were analyzed retrospectively...
December 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Katarzyna Karpińska-Kaczmarczyk, Andrzej Białek, Magdalena Lewandowska, Ewa Dobak, Małgorzata Ławniczak, Elżbieta Urasińska
OBJECTIVE: Early gastric cancer (EGC) is defined as cancer invasion confined to the mucosa or submucosa, irrespective of lymph node metastasis. Recently endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been widely accepted for the treatment for dysplasia and EGC without lymph node metastases. While the method has been advanced in Far East countries, ESD is still being developed in Europe and has not gained enough popularity although it has been recommended as the treatment of choice for superficial gastric neoplastic lesions by European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) in 2015...
December 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
David C Whiteman, Bradley J Kendall
Barrett's oesophagus is a condition characterised by partial replacement of the normal squamous epithelium of the lower oesophagus by a metaplastic columnar epithelium containing goblet cells (intestinal metaplasia). Barrett's oesophagus is important clinically because those afflicted are predisposed to oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Prevalence surveys suggest that up to 2% of the population may be affected; most will be unaware of their diagnosis. Risk factors include age, male sex, gastro-oesophageal acid reflux, central obesity and smoking...
October 3, 2016: Medical Journal of Australia
Madhav Desai, Shreyas Saligram, Neil Gupta, Prashanth Vennalaganti, Ajay Bansal, Abhishek Choudhary, Sreekar Vennelaganti, Jianghua He, Mohammad Titi, Roberta Maselli, Bashar Qumseya, Mojtaba Olyaee, Irwing Waxman, Alessandro Repici, Cesare Hassan, Prateek Sharma
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Focal endoscopic mucosal resection followed by radiofrequency ablation (f-EMR+RFA) and step-wise or complete EMR(sEMR) are established strategies for eradication of Barrett's esophagus (BE)-related high-grade dysplasia(HGD) and/or intra-mucosal cancer(EAC/IMC). Objective of this study was to derive pooled rates of efficacy and safety of individual method in a large cohort of BE patients and to perform indirect comparison between 2 methods. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane and major conference proceedings were searched...
September 23, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Rintaro Moroi, Katsuya Endo, Ryo Ichikawa, So Takahashi, Takeharu Shiroki, Hirohiko Shinkai, Fumitake Ishiyama, Shoichi Kayaba
The feasibility of endoscopic resection for synchronous early colon cancer after placement of self-expandable metallic stents (SEMS) for malignant colorectal obstruction is unknown. Herein we evaluated 3 cases of endoscopic resection for synchronous early colorectal cancers after SEMS placement. Patient 1 was an 82-year-old man with obstructive sigmoid colon cancer. We curatively treated the synchronous descending colon cancer with endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and the rectal cancer with endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) after SEMS placement...
September 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Takao Hara, Tsuyoshi Etoh, Yoshitake Ueda, Yuki Shitomi, Hidefumi Shiroshita, Norio Shiraishi, Tsutomu Daa, Masafumi Inomata
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic resection is accepted as the standard treatment for early mucosal gastric cancer, and its indications have recently been expanded while its long-term outcomes are still unclear. Herein, we present a didactic case of undifferentiated-type mucosal gastric cancer fulfilling the expanded indication and curative criteria for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), having synchronous multiple lymph node metastases. CASE PRESENTATION: A 40-year-old woman was found to have a Helicobacter pylori infection at a standard health check with no abdominal symptoms...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
Jayaprakash Sreenarasimhaiah
In the last decade, the treatment of dysplastic Barrett's esophagus has evolved into primarily endoscopic therapy. Many techniques have become well-established to destroy or remove the mucosal lining of Barrett's esophagus. One of the newest therapies, cryospray ablation, has become a modality to treat both dysplastic Barrett's esophagus as well as esophageal carcinoma. In endoscopic applications, the cryogen used is either liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide which causes tissue destruction through rapid freeze-thaw cycles...
August 25, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Ming-Jen Chen, Horng-Yuan Wang, Chen-Wang Chang, Ching-Chung Lin, Chih-Jen Chen, Cheng-Hsin Chu, Tsang-En Wang, Shou-Chuan Shih
BACKGROUND: We developed a novel artificial simulator for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) as a bridge between instructional videos and animal tissue training and aimed to evaluate the feasibility of using an artificial tissue model in ESD training. METHODS: Eight gastroenterology fellows from one medical center were enrolled in this ESD training program. Before and after the simulator training, attendees indicated on a 5-point scale the degree of difficulty in performing the following procedures: lesion marking, mucosal pre-cutting, circumferential incision, submucosal dissection, and hemostasis...
2016: BMC Gastroenterology
Huiqin Hu, Xinying Wang, Side Liu
BACKGROUND: Thalidomide has been successful use in patients with refractory Crohn disease (CD) in recent years. METHODS: We collected the data of a postoperative CD patient who was prescribed thalidomide to induce remission and reviewed the relevant literatures. RESULTS: A 51-year-old female was diagnosed as CD after an urgent terminal intestinal resection and presented endoscopic recurrence despite the prophylactic treatment with azathioprine (AZA)...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Mei Wang, Jianping Chen, Kewen Sun, Yun Zhuang, Fu Xu, Bin Xu, Hongyu Zhang, Qing Li, Dachuan Zhang
Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus (PMME) is a rare malignant neoplasm of the esophagus. In the majority of cases, the disease originates in the mucosal layer of the esophagus, which is similar to other types of esophageal cancer. With the development of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), endoscopic resection is possible for cases in which melanomas are limited to the mucosal and submucosal layer. However, few studies report the efficiency of ESD for PMME, and no studies perform long-term follow-up...
September 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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