"Transmural air leak": a computed tomographic finding following endoscopic submucosal dissection of gastric tumors.

@article{Onogi2010TransmuralAL,
  title={"Transmural air leak": a computed tomographic finding following endoscopic submucosal dissection of gastric tumors.},
  author={Fumito Onogi and Hiroshi Araki and Takashi Ibuka and Yasuhiro Manabe and Kendi Yamazaki and Shinji Nishiwaki and Hisataka Moriwaki},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2010},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={441-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS A small amount of free air, visible on CT but not on plain chest radiography, which appeared following endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of a gastric neoplasm without endoscopically visible perforation, was defined as a "transmural air leak", and a prospective, consecutive entry study was performed to determine its incidence and clinical significance. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 2006 and September 2008, ESD was performed for 246 gastric lesions in 246… CONTINUE READING

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