Endoscopic management of mucosal lesions in the gastrointestinal tract

Wei Chung Chen, Michael B. Wallace

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With the increasing role of endoscopy in patient evaluation, more mucosal lesions, including gastric, duodenal and colonic polyps, are encountered during routine examinations. It is imperative for gastroenterologists to become familiar with the endoscopic management of these various gastrointestinal lesions. In this article, various resection techniques will be discussed, including hot/cold forceps polypectomy, hot/cold snare polypectomy, endoscopic mucosal resection, and endoscopic submucosal dissection. The article will also discuss the evidence regarding the efficacy and safety of these techniques and the future direction of endoscopic management of mucosal lesions in the gastrointestinal tract.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-495
Number of pages15
JournalExpert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2 2016


  • Colon adenoma
  • Diminutive colon polyps
  • Duodenal adenoma
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
  • Fundic gland adenoma
  • Gastric adenoma
  • Snare polypectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology


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