Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)
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Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) is an advanced endoscopic procedure used to remove superficial gastrointestinal neoplasms which not yet infiltrate to the muscle layer. ESD has been applied to esophageal and colorectal neoplasms with favorable short-term results. This procedure consists of three steps which include injecting fluid into the submucosal layer to elevate the lesion, cutting the surrounding mucosa of the lesion and dissecting the submucosa beneath the lesion.
The expected outcome of this procedure is determined on different indications. The aim of this surgical procedure is to remove neoplasms which embedded only in submucosal layers of the involved organs in order to prevent the risk of morbidity.
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