Mucosal ablation devices

Sarah A. Rodriguez, Douglas G. Adler, Bipan Chand, Jason D. Conway, David L. Diehl, Sergey V. Kantsevoy, Richard S. Kwon, Petar Mamula, Raj J. Shah, Louis Michel Wong Kee Song, William M. Tierney

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APC and MPEC are widely available efficacious methods of treating a variety of superficial bleeding and neoplastic lesions. Use of these methods in the ablation of BE has yielded mixed results, with a very limited number of large series. The radiofrequency balloon ablation device has a very low rate of complications, ablates a large field with uniform depth, and appears efficacious in ablating HGD. The significant risk of recurrent dysplasia after any endoscopic therapy for BE requires close surveillance. Cryotherapy may become a viable alternative method of tissue ablation, but, more data, especially comparative data, are needed. Compared with other ablative techniques, lasers are more difficult to use, have a lower safety threshold, and are now uncommonly used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1031-1042
Number of pages12
JournalGastrointestinal endoscopy
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology


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