Outcomes of ER and metachronous cancer after ER for adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction

Post written by Seiichiro Abe, MD, PhD, from the Endoscopy Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. Endoscopic resection (ER) is a minimally invasive treatment option for superficial adenocarcinoma (EA). We recently demonstrated that lymphovascular involvement, a poorly differentiated histology, and lesion size were independent risk factors for metastasis in patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma. Patients …

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Aberrant innermost longitudinal muscle bundles at the esophagogastric junction during POEM

Nikolas Eleftheriadis, MD, and colleagues from the Digestive Disease Center at Showa University Northern Yokohama in Japan present this video case of an in vivo observation of aberrant innermost longitudinal muscle bundles in front of the circular muscle layer at the level of esophagogastric junction during peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). In this video case, we …

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