Brief Article
Copyright ©2009 The WJG Press and Baishideng.
World J Gastroenterol. Dec 28, 2009; 15(48): 6086-6090
Published online Dec 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.6086
Figure 1
Figure 1 Balloon over-tube and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) devices. A: Single balloon over-tube shortened to 70 cm in length (arrow) from the distal end leaving the balloon inflation tube intact. A standard diagnostic gastroscope (GIF Q260, Olympus, Tokyo, Japan) is preloaded into the shortened over-tube; B: Flex knife (KD-630L, Olympus, Tokyo, Japan) used for ESD procedure; C: Dual knife (KD-650Q, Olympus, Tokyo, Japan) used for ESD procedure.
Figure 2
Figure 2 Scheme shows anchoring of the transverse colon with the single balloon over-tube.
Figure 3
Figure 3 A colorectal laterally spreading tumor (LST) in the transverse colon that was difficult to approach with a standard endoscope. A: Retroflex view of the sessile granular-type lesion in the hepatic flexure of the transverse colon. The sharp angle of the colon made it difficult for a stabilized scope maneuver; B: Submucosal dissection plane with good elevation using hyaluronic acid injection; C: Gross specimen, showing the sessile, raised lesion resected en bloc.