Technical difficulty in colorectal ESD

Kenichiro Imai, MD from the Division of Endoscopy, Shizuoka Cancer Center in Shizuoka, Japan discusses "Preoperative indicators of failure of en bloc resection or perforation in colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection: implications for lesion stratification by technical difficulties during stepwise training." This study assessed predictors for failure of en bloc resection and perforation in colorectal endoscopic …

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Endocytoscopic vascular pattern for colorectal lesions

Shin-ei Kudo, MD, PhD, from the Digestive Disease Center, Showa University, Northern Yokohama Hospital, in Yokohama, Japan presents this Original Article "Endocytoscopic microvasculature evaluation is a reliable new diagnostic method for colorectal lesions (with video)." We clarified the efficacy of endocytoscopic vascular pattern (EC-V) for colorectal lesions. The diagnostic accuracy of EC-V was comparable to …

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