Will endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) become the gold standard for laterally spreading tumors (LST)?
Laterally spreading tumors (LST) have become a recognizable proportion of all pre-cancerous colorectal lesions, particularly with the advent of population-based bowel cancer screening. Since Kudo’s first description in 1993 which analyzed how best to remove flat and depressed types of early colorectal cancer via endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), there has been much debate as to the definition of these lesions and how they should be excised . The 2002 Paris Consensus established boundarie...Expand abstract
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