Original Article
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World J Gastroenterol. May 14, 2013; 19(18): 2752-2760
Published online May 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i18.2752
Efficacy and safety of over-the-scope clip: Including complications after endoscopic submucosal dissection
Noriko Nishiyama, Hirohito Mori, Hideki Kobara, Kazi Rafiq, Shintarou Fujihara, Mitsuyoshi Kobayashi, Makoto Oryu, Tsutomu Masaki
Noriko Nishiyama, Hirohito Mori, Hideki Kobara, Shintarou Fujihara, Mitsuyoshi Kobayashi, Makoto Oryu, Tsutomu Masaki, Department of Gastroenterology and Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, Kagawa 761-0796, Japan
Kazi Rafiq, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, Kagawa 761-0796, Japan
Author contributions: Nishiyama N led the study and wrote the manuscript; Mori H, Kobara H, Fujihara S, Kobayashi M, Oryu M and Masaki T researched the original article; Rafiq K prepared the figures and critically revised the manuscript.
Correspondence to: Noriko Nishiyama, MD, Department of Gastroenterology and Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, 1750-1 Ikenobe, Miki, Kita, Kagawa 761-0796, Japan. n-nori@med.kagawa-u.ac.jp
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Received: December 26, 2012
Revised: February 22, 2013
Accepted: March 6, 2013
Published online: May 14, 2013
Core Tip

Core tip: We have reported our experiences with the over-the-scope clip (OTSC) and the outcomes of several cases in Japan. The aims of the present study were to retrospectively review the results of OTSC use in our hospital and to examine the feasibility of using the OTSC to completely close perforations after endoscopic submucosal dissection for early gastrointestinal cancers.