Submucosal Elevations

  • Shotaro Nakamura


Submucosal elevation is a general term for lesions in which the main lesion is covered in the same mucosa as the surrounding mucosa and protrudes into the intestinal lumen as a hemisphere or sphere. These lesions themselves are located below the submucosa, with the majority comprising non-epithelial tumors or tumorous lesions, but carcinoids, which are derived from the deep mucosal layer and inflammatory fibroid polyps (IFPs) must also be considered during differentiation.


Malignant Lymphoma Tumorous Lesion Intestinal Lumen Main Lesion Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medicine and Clinical Science, Graduate School of Medical SciencesKyushu UniversityFukuoka CityJapan

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