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Due to the widespread acceptance of gastric and esophageal endoscopic submucosal dissections (ESDs), the number of medical facilities that perform colorectal ESDs has grown and the effectiveness of colorectal ESD has been increasingly reported in recent years. The clinical indications for colorectal ESD at the National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has recently provided a new treatment strategy for large colorectal neoplasms, as an alternative to laparoscopy-assisted colectomy (LAC). Prospective comparative data on the perioperative course of ESD vis-à-vis LAC are scarce. METHODS We prospectively evaluated the perioperative course of colorectal ESD(More)
The utility of capsule endoscopy (CE) for the surveillance of small intestinal lesions in familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) patients has been reported. However, few studies have investigated the safety of CE in FAP patients who have undergone colon surgery. We aimed to assess the safety of surveillance CE in post-colectomy FAP patients and the endoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Although endoscopic resection is widely used for the treatment of superficial colorectal neoplasms, the rate of local recurrence of lesions with a positive or indeterminate lateral margin on histologic evaluation is unclear. We aimed to demonstrate the relationship between lateral margin status and local recurrence after the(More)
Introduction. In Japan, the cost-effectiveness of total colonoscopy (TCS) for primary screening of colorectal cancer (CRC) is unclear. We compared the cost of identifying a patient with CRC using two primary screening strategies: TCS (strategy 1) and the immunochemical fecal test (FIT) (strategy 2). Materials and Methods. We retrospectively analyzed the TCS(More)
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