Colorectal cancer – current possibilities of endoscopic treatment


MUDr. Petr Vítek, Ph.D., MBA1, 2; MUDr. Ivana Mikoviny Kajzrlíková, Ph.D.1

1. Beskydské gastrocentrum, Interní oddělení; Nemocice ve Frýdku-Místku, p. o.

2. Lékařská fakulta Ostravské univerzity, Ostrava



Endoscopic resection techniques include endoscopic polypectomy, endoscopic mucosal resection, endoscopic submucosal dissection and full-thickness resection. These resection methods are curative in cases of superficial invasive colorectal cancer provided that favourable prognostic criteria are met. Endoscopic placement of self-expandable metallic stent is preferred treatment for palliation of malignant colonic obstruction except in patients treated with antiangiogenic drugs. Endoscopic dilation is an effective treatment of colorectal anastomotic stenosis. Endosponge placement is beneficial for patients with colorectal anastomotic dehiscence and presacral cavity.



colorectal cancer, endoscopic resection, endoscopic treatment



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