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Endoscopy

Endoscopy means looking inside and typically refers to looking inside the body for medical reasons using an endoscope, an instrument used to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body. Unlike most other medical imaging techniques, endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ.

There are many different types of endoscope, and depending on the site in the body and the type of procedure, endoscopy may be performed by a doctor or a surgeon, and the patient may be fully conscious or anaesthetised. Most often the term endoscopy is used to refer to an examination of the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract, known as an Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy.

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Endoscopy Suite

Endoscopic submucosal dissection for early rectal neoplasia: experience from a European center  Andreas Probst, Alanna Ebigbo, Bruno Märkl et al.

German investigators prospectively evaluated endoscopic submucosal dissection for the treatment of 302 large nonpedunculated colorectal polyps over a 11.5-year period. Of these, 17% harbored invasive cancer but most lesions were benign. R0 resection rates for benign lesions improved from 55% to 85 %. The results progressively improved and a learning effect was shown especially for the curative resection rate for submucosal invasive cancers.

Evaluation and long-term outcomes of the different modalities used in colonic endoscopic mucosal resection  Asimina Gaglia, Sanchoy Sarkar

Colon capsule versus computed tomography colonography for colorectal cancer screening in patients with positive faecal occult blood test who refuse colonoscopy: a randomized trial Mathieu Pioche, et al. Endoscopy 2018.

This study examined the uptake of less invasive video capsule endoscopy or computed tomography colonography among patients with a positive guaiac fecal occult blood test who refused the recommended colonoscopy. Following an invitation letter, only 5% and 7% underwent the proposed procedure in the respective groups, and less than half of patients with positive findings accepted further colonoscopy. Read more here.


Review Articles
Colorectal endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is often a challenging procedure for colonoscopists, particularly for lesions that are... 
Past, present and future of Barrett's oesophagus Tan WK, di Pietro M, Fitzgerald RC. Eur J Surg Oncol 2017.Tremendous advances in the field of Barrett’s oesophagus, not only in diagnostic modalities, but also in therapeutic strategies available to treat this premalignant disease ...
Advances in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy   David G. Graham and Matthew R. Banks

Sessile Serrated Polyps: Detection, Eradication, and Prevention of the Evil Twin  Joshua C. Obuch, Courtney M. Pigott, and Dennis J. Ahnen

 
 

 

 

 

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