Toshio Uraoka

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BACKGROUND Laterally spreading tumours (LSTs) in the colorectum are usually removed by endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) even when large in size. LSTs with deeper submucosal (sm) invasion, however, should not be treated by EMR because of the higher risk of lymph node metastasis. AIMS To determine which endoscopic criteria, including high magnification(More)
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has recently been applied to the treatment of superficial colorectal cancer. Clinical outcomes compared with conventional endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) have not been determined so our aim was to compare the effectiveness of ESD with conventional EMR for colorectal tumors ≥20 mm. This was a retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is accepted as a minimally invasive treatment for early gastric cancer, although it is not widely used in the colorectum because of technical difficulty. OBJECTIVE To examine the current status of colorectal ESDs at specialized endoscopic treatment centers. DESIGN AND SETTING Multicenter cohort study(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is accepted as a minimally invasive treatment for early gastric cancer; however, it is not widely used in the colorectum because of its technical difficulty. OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility of using ESD for treating large superficial colorectal tumors and to evaluate the clinical outcome. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Capillary patterns (CP) observed by magnifying Narrow Band Imaging (NBI) are useful for differentiating non-adenomatous from adenomatous colorectal polyps. However, there are few studies concerning the effectiveness of magnifying NBI for determining the depth of invasion in early colorectal neoplasms. We aimed to determine whether CP type(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is accepted as one of the treatments for en bloc resection of large superficial colorectal lesions. This procedure is performed by using air insufflation, is time consuming, and is associated with severe abdominal discomfort. The safety and efficacy of carbon dioxide (CO(2)) insufflation during colonoscopy(More)
Depth of invasion in early invasive colorectal cancer is considered an important predictive factor for lymph node metastasis. However, no large-scale reports have established the relationship between invasion depth of pedunculated type early invasive colorectal cancers and risk of lymph node metastasis. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to(More)
Non-exposed endoscopic wall-inversion surgery (NEWS) has been developed as an endoscopic full-thickness resection technique without translumenal communication to avoid intraabdominal infection or tumor seeding. We aimed to investigate the feasibility and safety of NEWS with sentinel node basin dissection (SNBD), which can minimize the area of(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS There is evidence that serrated polyps (serrated adenomas and hyperplastic polyps) have different malignant potential than traditional adenomas. We used a colonoscopy database to determine the association between the presence of serrated colorectal polyps and colorectal neoplasia. METHODS We performed a multicenter observational study of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Colonic perforation is the serious accidental complication. The aim of this study is to analyze the clinical presentation and management of recent iatrogenic perforations during therapeutic colonoscopy. METHODS Consecutive patients referred to four academic cancer centers in Japan were retrospectively reviewed using each center's(More)