Endoscopic Treatment for Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

  • Tsuneo Oyama
Conference paper
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 196)


Esophageal endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) was developed in the late 1980s (Makuuchi 1996; Yoshida T 2004; Inoue et al. 1993; Pech et al. 2004). And EMR was widely accepted as the treatment for superficial esophageal Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). However, there was limitation in size, and precise resection was impossible. Piecemeal resection was performed for big lesion, and local recurrence after piece meal EMR was high (Momma 2007). Therefore, a novel endoscopic treatment, endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) was developed to resolve such disadvantage of EMR (Oyama and Kikuchi 2002; Oyama et al. 2005; Fujishiro et al. 2006; Ishihara et al. 2008; Hiroaki et al. 2010).


Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Mucosal Incision Mediastinal Emphysema 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GastroenerologySaku Central HospitalNaganoJapan

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