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Colorectal cancer is a major cause of death in Japan, where it accounts for the largest number of deaths from malignant neoplasms in women and the third largest number in men. Many new treatment methods have been developed over the last few decades. The Japanese Society for Cancer of the Colon and Rectum (JSCCR) guidelines 2010 for the treatment of(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)
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)
Colorectal cancer is a major cause of death in Japan, where it accounts for the largest number of deaths from malignant neoplasms among women and the third largest number among men. Many new methods of treatment have been developed during recent decades. The Japanese Society for Cancer of the Colon and Rectum Guidelines 2014 for treatment of colorectal(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)
In order to understand the current use of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for the treatment of colorectal tumors in Japan, we administered a questionnaire survey to 1356 institutions all over the country. The subject of the survey was colorectal ESD performed from January 2000 to September 2008. Among the 1356 institutions, 391 (28.8%) responded to(More)
For almost 30 years, transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) has been the mainstay treatment for large rectal lesions. With the advent of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), flexible endoscopy has aimed at en bloc R0 resection of superficial lesions of the digestive tract. This systematic review and meta-analysis compared the safety and effectiveness of(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Little is known about the long-term outcomes of patients with submucosal invasive colorectal cancer who undergo endoscopic or surgical resection. We performed a retrospective analysis of long-term outcomes of patients treated for submucosal colon and rectal cancer. METHODS We collected data on 549 patients with submucosal colon cancer(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Patients with submucosal invasive colorectal cancer (SM-CRC) treated with endoscopic resection who are at low risk of lymph node metastasis and local recurrence may be followed up with observation alone, while additional surgery is recommended for those with high risk features. However, the long-term outcomes that these strategies(More)