Endoscopic full-thickness resection for subepithelial tumors is one of the more attractive proposed methods for less-invasive transluminal surgery but remains challenging in terms of safety and feasibility. Currently, laparoscopic endoscopic cooperative surgery is thought to be a more clinically acceptable approach. In targeting cancers, however, more advanced nonexposure techniques are required to avoid the risk of iatrogenic tumor seeding. By combining these techniques with possible regional lymphadenectomy using sentinel node navigation surgery, an ideal minimally invasive, function-preserving gastric resection can be achieved even in possible node-positive cancers. Further development for this type of advanced endoscopic surgery is expected.
|Journal||Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2016|
- Endoscopic submucosal dissection
- Laparoscopic endoscopic cooperative surgery
- Nonexposed endoscopic wall-inversion surgery
- Sentinel node navigation surgery
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