Endoscopic intervention is evolving into an established therapeutic alternative for small superficial lesions, and an eventual application for en bloc resection of large lesions, deeper layers, and a reliable access to lesions outside of the gastrointestinal wall. Although further developmental and clinical evaluation is necessary, we believe endoscopic resection by the submucosal route and by full-thickness approaches will replace standard surgical procedures in the next several years.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2007|
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