A minimally invasive procedure, endoscopic mucosal resection involves the removal of cancerous nodules. To perform the procedure, an endoscope is inserted through the mouth and into the esophagus, and a surgical tool cuts the nodules.
Also Known As:
- Esophagus nodule removal
- Esophagus cancer removal
- Esophagus surgery
Conditions Treated with Endoscopic Mucosal Resection:
Endoscopic mucosal resection may be utilized to remove cancerous nodules from the esophagus that have developed as a result of early stage esophageal cancer or Barrett’s esophagus.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to endoscopic mucosal resection. Radiofrequency ablation, photodynamic therapy and esophageal resection are surgical alternatives to the procedure.
Anesthesia with Endoscopic Mucosal Resection:
Endoscopic mucosal resection is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Endoscopic Mucosal Resection:
Possible risks following endoscopic mucosal resection include scarring, bleeding, tearing of the esophagus and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
Prognosis after Endoscopic Mucosal Resection:
The prognosis for a positive end result following endoscopic mucosal resection is very good.
Recovery from Endoscopic Mucosal Resection:
Total recovery from endoscopic mucosal resection takes five to seven days.