Shinji Kitamura, MD, and colleagues from the Department of Gastroenterology and Oncology at the Institute of Health Biosciences at the University of Tokushima Graduate School in Tokushima City, Japan share this video case titled “Endoscopic submucosal dissection through a gastrostomy for early gastric cancer in patients with pharyngeal stenosis.”
This report describes the safety and efficacy of ESD through a gastrostoma in early gastric cancer, with the help of a transnasal gastroscope, in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) who had pharyngeal stenosis due to chemoradiation therapy.
Recently, second primary cancers have become less rare in this era of aging populations. Endoscopists are likely to encounter early gastric cancer as a second primary cancer in patients with upper GI tract stenosis after chemoradiation therapy.
ESD through a gastrostomy is a safe and efficient method to treat early gastric cancer in patients with upper GI tract stenosis.
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