Endoscopic methods

Gaius Longcroft-Wheaton, Pradeep Bhandari

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInflammation and gastrointestinal cancers
EditorsJanusz A. Z. Jankowski
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages185-199
ISBN (Electronic)9783642035036
ISBN (Print)9783642035029
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameRecent results in cancer research
Volume185
ISSN (Print)0080-0015

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