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Review
, 22 (2), 196-201

[Endoscopic Surgery for Early Gastric Cancer by Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)]

[Article in Japanese]
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Review

[Endoscopic Surgery for Early Gastric Cancer by Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)]

[Article in Japanese]
K Ashida et al. Gan To Kagaku Ryoho.

Abstract

Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) enables one to examine resected specimens histologically and judge the curability by the histological findings. A mucosa and a part of submucosa can be resected by EMR. Therefore, mucosal cancers are indications for EMR. The present study showed that better indications for EMR were as follows: lesions less than 10 mm in size, lesions without ulceration, and lesions in the antrum or at the greater curvature. However, it is difficult to judge correctly before EMR whether the lesions are completely resected or not. The lesions with better indications are not always resected completely, and, conversely, the lesions more than 11 mm in size are completely resected at times. Therefore, it is most important to know how to deal with resected specimens. Specimens must be dealt with in strict conformity with the regulations. At present, when EMR may be regarded as the least invasive modality of curative sugeries, a new systematic treatment combining surgical laparotomic treatment and EMR is desirable for curative treatment of early gastric cancer.

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