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Endoscopic approach to subepithelial lesions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24790643     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) play a critical role in the detection and management of subepithelial lesions of the gastrointestinal tract. The most common subepithelial lesions detected by endoscopists are gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), leiomyomas, lipomas, granular cell tumors (GCTs), pancreatic rests and carcinoid tumors. These lesions can be classified based on unique histochemical staining and the gastrointestinal layer of origin. While the majority of the lesions are considered benign, some tumors such as GISTs and carcinoids have a strong propensity for malignant transformation. Therefore, appropriate endoscopic versus surgical management based on size and location is crucial in the prevention of malignant transformation and metastasis. In this review, we provide a systematic approach to the diagnosis, management and treatment of commonly encountered subepithelial lesions.
Authors:
Laila Menon; Jonathan M Buscaglia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Therapeutic advances in gastroenterology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1756-283X     ISO Abbreviation:  Therap Adv Gastroenterol     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-05-05     Completed Date:  2014-06-24     Revised Date:  2014-06-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101478893     Medline TA:  Therap Adv Gastroenterol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-30     Citation Subset:  -    
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