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Endoscopic mucosal resection of early gastric cancer: Experiences in Korea.

Authors
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  • 1 Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Irwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-710, South Korea. , (North Korea)
Type
Published Article
Journal
World Journal of Gastroenterology
1007-9327
Publisher
Baishideng Publishing Group Co
Publication Date
Volume
13
Issue
27
Pages
3657–3661
Identifiers
PMID: 17659722
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) has been established as one of the treatment options for early gastric cancer (EGC). However, there are many uncertain areas such as indications of EMR, best treatment methods, management of complications and follow-up methods after the procedure. Most studies on this topic have been carried out by researchers in Japan. In Korea, gastric cancer is the most common malignant disease, and the second leading cause of cancer death. In these days, EMR for EGC is widely performed in many centers in Korea. In this review, we will provide an overview of the techniques and outcomes of EMR in Korea.

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