Safety of Endoscopic Mucosal Resection for Barrett's Esophagus

  title={Safety of Endoscopic Mucosal Resection for Barrett's Esophagus},
  author={Yutaka Tomizawa and Prasad G Iyer and Louis Michel Wong Kee Song and Navtej S. Buttar and Lori S. Lutzke and Kenneth K. Wang},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVES:Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is an established technique for the management of Barrett's esophagus (BE). Although EMR is generally perceived to be a relatively safe procedure, the published data regarding EMR-related complications are variable and the expertise of those performing EMR is often not disclosed. Our aim was to determine the complication rates in a large cohort of patients who underwent EMR at a specialized BE unit.METHODS:A prospectively maintained database was… CONTINUE READING