Endoscopic methods to recognise and treat early gastrointestinal malignancies have increased in recent years. This has resulted in more lesions being diagnosed at an early stage and a shift away from invasive surgery towards endoscopic resection. However, it is necessary for the endoscopist to understand the key principles behind advanced endoscopic diagnosis and the new therapeutic options available. This chapter will review the advances in endoscopic techniques and methods which are changing the way we diagnose and treat these cancers. It will examine the general principles behind advanced endoscopy and then examine their application in Barrett’s neoplasia, gastric cancer and the dysplasia associated lesions or masses associated with ulcerative colitis. It will focus on the best techniques for each of the above pathology.
|Title of host publication||Inflammation and gastrointestinal cancers|
|Editors||Janusz A. Z. Jankowski|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Aug 2011|
|Name||Recent results in cancer research|