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Comparative Study
, 63 (4), 596-601

Complete Endoscopic Closure of Gastric Perforation Induced by Endoscopic Resection of Early Gastric Cancer Using Endoclips Can Prevent Surgery (With Video)

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Comparative Study

Complete Endoscopic Closure of Gastric Perforation Induced by Endoscopic Resection of Early Gastric Cancer Using Endoclips Can Prevent Surgery (With Video)

Shinya Minami et al. Gastrointest Endosc.

Abstract

Background: When gastric perforation occurs during endoscopic resection for early gastric cancer, a surgical treatment generally is performed. Considering the increasing number of EMRs and the possibility of perforation, our research sought to investigate whether endoscopic treatment for gastric perforation is possible.

Methods: From 1987 to 2004, 121 of 2460 patients who underwent gastric EMR at the National Cancer Center Hospital had gastric perforation during EMR (4.9%). The initial 4 patients were treated with emergent surgery. The subsequent 117 patients who were treated with endoclips formed our study population.

Results: Endoscopic closure with endoclips in 115 patients (98.3%) was successful. Two patients with unsuccessful endoscopic closure underwent emergent surgery. In the past 6 years, patients with perforation during gastric EMR treated with endoscopic closure had a recovery rate similar to that of the nonperforation cases.

Conclusions: Gastric perforation during endoscopic resection can be conservatively treated by complete endoscopic closure with endoclips.

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