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World J Gastroenterol. Jan 7, 2016; 22(1): 435-445
Published online Jan 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i1.435
Endoscopic submucosal tunnel dissection for large superficial esophageal squamous cell neoplasms
Ya-Qi Zhai, Hui-Kai Li, En-Qiang Linghu
Ya-Qi Zhai, Hui-Kai Li, En-Qiang Linghu, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China
Author contributions: Zhai YQ designed the study, collected the data, and drafted the manuscript; Li HK revised the manuscript; Linghu EQ reviewed the manuscript and made critical revisions; all the authors have read and approved the final version to be published.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81370584; and Military Major Projects of Clinical High-Tech Techniques, No. 431EG63G.
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Correspondence to: En-Qiang Linghu, MD, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital, No. 28 Fuxing Road, Beijing 100853, China.
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Received: June 12, 2015
Peer-review started: June 15, 2015
First decision: July 13, 2015
Revised: July 30, 2015
Accepted: September 15, 2015
Article in press: September 15, 2015
Published online: January 7, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: The digestive endoscopic tunnel technique (DETT) innovatively broke the traditional boundaries between medicine and surgery and has been a recent research hotspot. Based on the submucosal tunnel concept, endoscopic submucosal tunnel dissection (ESTD) was introduced by us to treat large superficial esophageal squamous cell neoplasms, with excellent results. Studies from different centers also achieved favorable results, and ESTD has become an important part of DETT in China. Therefore, we conducted a literature review and provided detailed information on indications, standard procedures, outcomes, and complications of ESTD.