Feasibility of ultrathin endoscope for esophageal endoscopic submucosal dissection.
Kikuchi Daisuke,Tanaka Masami,Nakamura Satoshi,Nomura Kosuke,Hayasaka Junnosuke,Ochiai Yorinari,Odagiri Hiroyuki,Yamashita Satoshi,Matsui Akira,Hoteya Shu
Endoscopy international open
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is widely performed for superficial esophageal cancer, but stricture after extensive resection is a major clinical problem. Using an ultrathin endoscope would enable endoscopists to approach lesions beyond the stricture. We evaluated the feasibility of an ultrathin endoscope for esophageal ESD. To perform ESD with an ultrathin endoscope, we developed a transparent hood and ESD knife. A total of 24 esophageal ESDs were performed by two endoscopists with excised and live porcine esophaguses. A GIF-Q260 J and Dual knife were used in the conventional group and the GIF-XP260NS and a newly developed knife were used in the ultrathin group. En bloc resection rates, perforation rates, and procedure times were compared. All 24 lesions were resected en bloc without perforation. The mean procedure time was longer in the ultrathin group, although not significantly so (274.3 ± 81.8 s vs 435.8 ± 313.9 s, respectively; = 0.22). Although the procedure time was longer in the ultrathin group, en bloc resection was performed without any perforation. The findings indicate that esophageal ESD with an ultrathin endoscope is feasible.