Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

Gastrointestinal endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a procedure to remove early-stage cancer and precancerous growths from the lining of the digestive tract. This method is a less invasive alternative to surgery for removing abnormal tissues from the lining of the digestive tract. EMR may treat Barrett’s esophagus, precancerous tumours such as gastric or small bowel lesions and early-stage oesophageal cancer or colon cancer.

How is it performed?

  • Before the procedure, the patient is sedated.
  • The endoscope is passed through the mouth or the anus, depending on the location of the tumour, and guided to the required site.
  • Once at the site, a thin wire is sent through the endoscope and it is placed around the base of the tumour. An electrical current in the wire will ‘cut’ the tumour and seal the cut at the same time.
  • The tumour is retrieved by suction through the endoscope.
  • The endoscope is removed.

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