Study backs WF-EMR for removal of large lesions

Wide-field endoscopic mucosal resection (WF-EMR) should be considered as a first-line therapy to remove large, non-invasive, sessile or laterally spreading colonic lesions, say the authors of a large Australian study.

The procedure, which is performed via colonoscopy, is safer and more economical than surgery, says Professor Michael Bourke (pictured), leader of the study conducted by the Australian Colonic Endoscopic Resection (ACE) group.

His team assessed the outcomes of 1,000 successful WF-EMRs performed at seven