Laparoscopic-Facilitated Colonic Endoscopic Mucosal Resection and Endoscopic Submucosal Resection of Adenomas: Techniques to Avoid Segmental Colectomy

@article{Whelan2011LaparoscopicFacilitatedCE,
  title={Laparoscopic-Facilitated Colonic Endoscopic Mucosal Resection and Endoscopic Submucosal Resection of Adenomas: Techniques to Avoid Segmental Colectomy},
  author={R. Lawrence Whelan},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={15},
  pages={1309-1312}
}
A significant percentage of the colorectal neoplasms referred to colon and rectal surgeons for consideration for a segmental colectomy are benign sessile adenomas deemed “not amenable to colonoscopic removal” by the referring gastroenterologist. Up until the last decade, the treatment options for these lesions have been: (1) repeat colonoscopy, reassessment… CONTINUE READING