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Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

What is Endoscopic Mucosal Resection?

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:

  • EMR
  • 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.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Endoscopic Mucosal Resection:

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.

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