The Thin Colon After Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

  • David E. RivadeneiraEmail author


Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a valuable endoluminal technique that allows for the complete removal of colonic lesions, and its application and utility is increasing. However, this method can lead to a very thin colon wall post-procedure and concern for possible full thickness resection and perforation. The endoscopist must have knowledge and capabilities in dealing with a thin colon after EMR. This chapter will provide insight in dealing with this scenario and offer some techniques to avoid perforation.


Endoscopic mucosal resection EMR Perforation Combined endoscopic laparoscopic surgery CELS Endoclips 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Surgical Strategic InitiativesNorthwell HealthNew Hyde ParkUSA
  2. 2.Surgical Services and Colorectal SurgeryHuntington HospitalHuntingtonUSA
  3. 3.Hofstra University-Northwell School of MedicineHempsteadUSA

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