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Introduction

  • Enqiang Linghu
  • Ningli Chai
  • Jiale Zou
  • Xiangyao Wang
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Abstract

The principle of digestive endoscopic tunnel technique (DETT) is to establish a tunnel between mucosa and muscularis propria and through the tunnel to perform endoscopic surgery of lesions from mucosa, muscularis propria and outside the digestive lumen. And most of all, the tunnel technique could well prevent the communication between the intra-luminal and the extra-luminal space by sealing the entry incision of the tunnel right after endoscopic surgery, thus the gas or fluid within the lumen was prevented from entering the extra-luminal space after surgery, which could ensure the endoscopic surgery free of perforation. Tunnel technique breaks the boundary between surgery and medicine since it would make many surgeons get involved in this field. Tunnel technique could be used to diagnose and treat diseases from the mucosa, muscularis propria and extra- luminal space. This chapter introduces the history and background, the principles and significance, indications and contraindications for DETT.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enqiang Linghu
    • 1
  • Ningli Chai
    • 1
  • Jiale Zou
    • 1
  • Xiangyao Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterology and HepatologyFirst Medical Center of Chinese PLA General HospitalBeijingChina

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