Magnetic-anchor-guided Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection Shows Promise For Gastric Cancer

A prospective clinical trial from researchers in Japan shows magnetic-anchor-guided endoscopic submucosal dissection for large early gastric cancer to be a feasible and safe method in humans. Endoscopic submucosal dissection is useful in the en bloc removal of large gastric lesions because it reduces the risk of a local recurrence caused by removing the lesions piecemeal. The magnetic-anchor-guided endoscopic submucosal dissection technique was developed to facilitate the standard ESD procedure.