Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)

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Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a method of removing superficial lesions from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. In the colon and rectum, it is used to remove precancerous lesions as well as select cases of early submucosal cancer. In this chapter, I will discuss the indications and contraindications of EMR from a Japanese perspective, describe the basic techniques of EMR and some variations of the technique, and discuss tips and tricks as well as pitfalls of the procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Colonoscopy
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Techniques Beyond Simple Polypectomy
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781493915842
ISBN (Print)1493915835, 9781493915835
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes


  • EMR
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Snare polypectomy
  • Strip biopsy method
  • Submucosal colorectal cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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