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Metastasis rate high after endoscopic resection of high-risk T1a esophageal cancers


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Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Reuters Health - 22/03/2022 - The annual metastasis rate after radical endoscopic resection of high-risk intramucosal esophageal adenocarcinoma is nearly 7%, indicating a need for close follow-up, a retrospective study suggests.  In a review of data on 1,569 patients who underwent endoscopic resection of esophageal cancer in The Netherlands between 2008 and 2019, researchers identified 120 individuals with histopathologic risk factors for lymph node metastasis who underwent endoscopic follow up.  They stratified these individuals into three groups: high-risk T1a, i.e., lesions with poor tumor grade (G3) or lymphovascular invasion; low-risk T1b, i.e., submucosal...


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