Endoscopic Laser Treatment of Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer in Japan: Update

  • Yanao Oguro
  • Hisao Tajiri


Owing to the recent advances in gastroenterologic endoscopy, it has become possible to treat radically some types of early gastric cancer by endoscopic procedures. In 1973, we were the first in Japan to treat an elevated type of early gastric cancer by endoscopic polypectomy. Since then, 12 cases of such lesions have been treated by this method, without surgery, in our hospital. Of these patients, 11 have been alive for more than 5 years, and one died from renal cancer, independent of the gastric malignancy treated 6 years ago.1


Early Gastric Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Pyloric Stenosis Endoscopic Laser Endoscopic Polypectomy 


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    Oguro Y, et al: Endoscopic treatment of early gastric cancer:polypectomy and laser treatment. Jpn J Clin Oncol 14 (2): 271–282, 1984.PubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Oguro Y, et al: Collective studies on gastroenterological laser endoscopy in Japan. Prog Dig Endosc 19: 62–64, 1981.Google Scholar
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    Oguro Y, et al: Present status of laser medicine and laser endoscopic treatment for cancers of gastrointestinal tract in Japan. Prog Dig Endosc 26: 152–157, 1985.Google Scholar

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  • Yanao Oguro
  • Hisao Tajiri

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