Dissection sous-muqueuse endoscopique des lésions colorectales au moyen du bistouri Flex-knife

Translated title of the contribution: Endoscopic submucosal dissection for colorectal lesions using Flex knife

N. Yahagi, M. Fujishiro, M. Omata

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Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is anew endoscopic technique for the resection of superficial gastrointestinal neoplasias. It is a wonderful technique since it enables the resection of relatively large and difficult lesions which are impossible to treat by conventional endoscopic mucosal resection techniques. Moreover the flex knife is a relatively safe and maneuverable device for colorectal ESD due to its soft and flexible nature. Although ESD is the most advanced technique of therapeutic endoscopy, the colon still presents intrinsic risks and high technical difficulties. Therefore thorough knowledge and training is indispensable in its treatment. The operator should address from relatively easy lesions, preferably from gastric lesion, to gradually step up according to his skill to relatively more difficult cases such as colorectal lesions.

Translated title of the contributionEndoscopic submucosal dissection for colorectal lesions using Flex knife
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)665-672
Number of pages8
JournalActa Endoscopica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Colorectal lesions
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
  • Flex knife
  • LST-NG
  • en-bloc resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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