Argon plasma coagulation: Clinical applications in Gastroenterology

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2007 (EN)
Argon plasma coagulation: Clinical applications in Gastroenterology (EN)

P. Sechopoulos, Th. Rokkas, J. Robotis,

SUMMARY Argon plasma coagulation (APC) is a method of non-contact endoscopic thermal coagulation. According to recent data, it can safely be used in clinical practice and there are indications that APC is undoubtedly preferable to laser treatment in some cases. So, hemostasis of diffuse superficial vascular lesions, such as angiodysplasia, gastric antral vascular ectasias, radiation proctitis, bleeding ulcers and obstructed stents are some of these clinical indications. There is a lack of published experience of APC and ablation therapy, such as large villous adenomas, rectal and stomach cancer thus further studies are necessary to define the results and technical details of the procedure. Key words: Argon plasma coagulation, clinical indications, hemostasis, tumour ablation (EN)




Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 16, No 2 (2003) (EN)

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