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Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is a procedure to remove deep tumours located in the gastrointestinal tract. In some cases, ESD is a more effective option than endoscopic mucosal resection for removing growths or tumours.
How is it performed?
Before the procedure, the patient is given sedation or anaesthesia.
The endoscope is passed through the mouth or the anus, depending on the location of the lesion, and guided to the site of the tumour.
The cancerous lesion is highlighted with a stain, so that it stands out from the healthy tissue.
The doctor marks the margins of the tumour to make sure all of the tumour is removed.
A liquid is injected into the submucosal layer beneath the lesion to lift it and make it easier to remove.
The lesion is then dissected and removed along with the endoscope.