Endoscopic enucleation of upper-GI submucosal tumors by using an insulated-tip electrosurgical knife.

@article{Park2004EndoscopicEO,
  title={Endoscopic enucleation of upper-GI submucosal tumors by using an insulated-tip electrosurgical knife.},
  author={Young Soo Park and Seung Woo Park and Tae Il Kim and Si Young Song and Eric Hoon Choi and Jae Bock Chung and Jin Kyung Kang},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={
          409-15
        }
}
BACKGROUND Submucosal tumors often are found incidentally at upper endoscopy. Although the majority of the ones less than 5 cm in size are benign, periodic monitoring for incremental changes in size, which can be stressful and bothersome to patients, is essential. If relatively easy and safe, an endoscopic method of removal would be optimal treatment. Conventional endoscopic enucleation technically is difficult and often leads to serious complications, such as bleeding and perforation. A novel… CONTINUE READING
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