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Endoscopic Technique in the Treatment of Esophageal Diseases

  • Yury I. Gallinger
  • Manfred Rehner
  • Felicien M. Steichen
  • Nib Soehendra

Abstract

Esophageal varices, ulcers due to reflux esophagitis, and Mallory Weiss lesions are the most common causes of esophageal hemorrhage. Less common causes include esophageal tumors (both benign and malignant) and iatrogenic lesions following endoscopic or surgical procedures. In all these cases, endoscopic management is the treatment of choice. To improve clinical outcome, a combination of various specialized endoscopic techniques may be required.

Keywords

Foreign Body Botulinum Toxin Esophageal Varix Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Endoscopic Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yury I. Gallinger
    • 1
  • Manfred Rehner
    • 2
  • Felicien M. Steichen
    • 3
  • Nib Soehendra
    • 4
  1. 1.Department for Endosopic SurgeryNational Research Centre of SurgeryMoscowRussia
  2. 2.HamburgGermany
  3. 3.Institute for Minimally Invasive SurgeryWhite PlainsUSA
  4. 4.Department of Interdisciplinary EndoscopyUniversity Hospital Hamburg EppendorfHamburgGermany

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