A prospective, multicenter study of 1111 colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissections (with video).

@article{Saito2010APM,
  title={A prospective, multicenter study of 1111 colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissections (with video).},
  author={Yutaka Saito and Toshio Uraoka and Yuichiro Yamaguchi and Kinichi Hotta and Naoto Sakamoto and Hiroaki Ikematsu and Masakatsu Fukuzawa and Nozomu Kobayashi and Junichirou Nasu and Tomoki Michida and Shigeaki Yoshida and Hisatomo Ikehara and Yosuke Otake and Takeshi Nakajima and Takahisa Matsuda and Daizo Saito},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2010},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={1217-25}
}
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 using a prospectively completed database at 10 specialized institutions. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTIONS From June 1998 to February 2008, 1111… CONTINUE READING

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