Current status of endoscopic submucosal dissection for the management of early gastric cancer: A Korean perspective

Hoon Jai Chun, Bora Keum, Ji Hyun Kim, Sang Young Seol

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The early diagnosis of gastric cancer allows patients and physicians to pursue the option of endoscopic resection, which is significantly less invasive than conventional surgical resection. In Korea, the use of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been increasing, and many reports on ESD have been published. In addition, Korean gastroenterologists from several hospitals performing ESD have conducted formal meetings to discuss useful information regarding ESD. Here, we discuss the Korean experience with ESD, including outcomes and prospects of endoscopic treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2592-2596
Number of pages5
JournalWorld journal of gastroenterology
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 7



  • Early gastric cancer
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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