Endoscopy and role of endoscopic resection in gastric cancer.

@article{Hoppo2013EndoscopyAR,
  title={Endoscopy and role of endoscopic resection in gastric cancer.},
  author={Toshitaka Hoppo and Blair A Jobe},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={243-9}
}
Patient selection for endoscopic resection is based on meticulous endoscopic examination and histological assessment so as to avoid performing this procedure on patients with a high risk of lymph node involvement or metastatic disease. Currently, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is used for tumors <2 cm, and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) should be considered for tumors >2 cm. The advantage of ESD is that it achieves en-bloc resection of larger tumors, potentially reducing the risk of… CONTINUE READING