Lower recurrence rate with endoscopic submucosal dissection of large colonic lesions

The procedure was also associated with fewer adverse events than endoscopic mucosal resection.
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For patients with large benign colonic lesions, endoscopic submucosal dissection is associated with reduced recurrence at six months compared with endoscopic mucosal resection, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Dr Jérémie Jacques, from Service d’Hepato-Gastro-Enterologie in Limoges, France, and colleagues compared endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for large colonic adenomas in a multicentre study.