Endoscopic submucosal dissection for the diagnosis and treatment of a gastric submucosal tumor: initial experience in Greece

 
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2012 (EN)
Endoscopic submucosal dissection for the diagnosis and treatment of a gastric submucosal tumor: initial experience in Greece (EN)

Tsibouris, Panagiotis
Karamoutzos, Athanasios
Apostolopoulos, Periklis
Mavrogiannis, Panagiota
Vlachou, Erasmia
Alexandrakis, Georgios
Zalonis, Antonios

Gastric submucosal tumors (GSMTs) are frequently found incidentally on routine upper endoscopy. Definitive diagnosis based on histological confirmation is relatively difficult. Even without accurate diagnosis before treatment, open or laparoscopic surgery is considered the standard of care for most GSMTs. Alternatively, endoscopic resection of GSMTs using different techniques has been reported in a limited number of papers. We describe a case of an antral submucosal tumor, more specifically a leiomyoma of muscularis mucosa origin, in a 78-year-old woman, that was completely resected en bloc using an endoscopic submucosal technique with a TT-knife. It is suggested that ESD is a feasible option for the diagnosis and treatment of GSTMs.Keywords endoscopic submucosal dissection, gastric tumors, leiomyoma, subepithelial lesions, submucosal tumors (EN)

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Ελληνική Γαστροεντερολογική Εταιρία (EL)
Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

2012-10-11


Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

1792-7463
1108-7471
Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 25, No 4 (2012); 358 (EN)



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