Endoscopic treatments for rectal neuroendocrine tumors smaller than 16 mm: a meta-analysis.

@article{Zhang2016EndoscopicTF,
  title={Endoscopic treatments for rectal neuroendocrine tumors smaller than 16 mm: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Hai-Ping Zhang and Wei Wu and Sheng Yang and Jun Lin},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2016},
  volume={51 11},
  pages={
          1345-53
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), including conventional EMR (c-EMR) and modified EMR (m-EMR), was applied to remove small rectal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). We aim to evaluate treatment outcomes of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), m-EMR and c-EMR for rectal NETs <16 mm. METHODS The PubMed, Cochrane Library and Elsevier Science Direct were searched to identify eligible articles. After quality assessment and data extraction, meta-analysis was performed. The main outcomes… CONTINUE READING
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