The Role of Endoscopy

  • Bruno Frederico Medrado
  • Bruno da Costa Martins


Endoscopy has become an important tool in the diagnosis, staging, treatment, and palliation of patients with gastric cancer, including of the diffuse type. During upper endoscopy, suspicious-appearing gastric lesions can be identified and carefully analyzed to guide proper management. This chapter will focus on the endoscopic approach to diffuse gastric cancer: macroscopic classification, tissue acquisition, staging, and the window for endoscopic management.


Gastric Cancer Diffuse Endoscopy Early disease 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Frederico Medrado
    • 1
  • Bruno da Costa Martins
    • 2
  1. 1.Endoscopy section of Hospital da Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal da BahiaSalvadorBrazil
  2. 2.Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo/Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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