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Endoscopic mucosal resection

Endoscopic mucosal resection

Endoscopic mucosal resection: Endoscopic mucosal resection is minimally invasive surgery to remove cancerous nodules from the esophagus due to Barrett's esophagus or early stage esophageal cancer; an endoscope is inserted into the esophagus by mouth and a surgical tool cuts the nodules. Endoscopic mucosal resection may be considered a nonsurgical alternative to esophagectomy.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Endoscopic mucosal resection

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Endoscopic mucosal resection:

Other Surgical Options: Endoscopic mucosal resection

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Endoscopic mucosal resection may include these surgeries:

Procedure Complications: Endoscopic mucosal resection

Possible surgical complications of Endoscopic mucosal resection may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Endoscopic mucosal resection

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is excellent. Endoscopic mucosal resection may be combined with photodynamic therapy for Barrett's esophagus or with radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's esophagus.

Endoscopic mucosal resection: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Endoscopic mucosal resection) include:

  • EMR

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