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World J Gastrointest Endosc. Apr 16, 2023; 15(4): 265-272
Published online Apr 16, 2023. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v15.i4.265
Device-assisted traction methods in colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection and options for difficult cases
Mitsuru Nagata
Mitsuru Nagata, Department of Endoscopy, Shonan Fujisawa Tokushukai Hospital, Fujisawa 251-0041, Kanagawa, Japan
Author contributions: Nagata M has been associated with the conception, drafting of the article, and final approval of the article.
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Corresponding author: Mitsuru Nagata, MD, Chief Doctor, Department of Endoscopy, Shonan Fujisawa Tokushukai Hospital, 1-5-1, Tsujidoukandai, Fujisawa 251-0041, Kanagawa, Japan.
Received: December 22, 2022
Peer-review started: December 22, 2022
First decision: February 15, 2023
Revised: February 25, 2023
Accepted: March 30, 2023
Article in press: March 30, 2023
Published online: April 16, 2023
Core Tip

Core Tip: Various traction devices were developed to overcome the challenges faced in endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). A multicenter randomized controlled trial in Japan compared the conventional ESD and traction device-assisted ESD (T-ESD) for colorectal tumors. Although T-ESD did not reduce ESD procedure time, the results of this study suggest that T-ESD is effective for larger lesions and nonexpert operators. A balloon-assisted endoscope and underwater ESD may be promising options and these methods can be combined with T-ESD.