The fourth space surgery: endoscopic subserosal dissection for upper gastrointestinal subepithelial tumors originating from the muscularis propria layer

@article{Liu2017TheFS,
  title={The fourth space surgery: endoscopic subserosal dissection for upper gastrointestinal subepithelial tumors originating from the muscularis propria layer},
  author={Fei Liu and Song Zhang and Wei Ren and Tian Yang and Ying Lv and Tingsheng Ling and Xiaoping Zou and Lei Wang},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2017},
  volume={32},
  pages={2575-2582}
}
We developed a novel method of endoscopic subserosal dissection (ESSD) for removal of subepithelial tumors (SETs) originating from the muscularis propria (MP) layer in the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and clinical outcome of this method. Eleven patients with upper GI SETs originating from the MP layer were treated by ESSD between October 2016 and March 2017. ESSD technique consists of six major procedures: (1) incising the… CONTINUE READING

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