Endoscopic removal of colonic polyps and early cancers greatly reduces the need for surgical resection and possible temporary or permanent colostomy. However, ESD remains technically difficult, time-consuming, and labor-intensive procedure performed in a limited number of specialized high-volume centers. This study aim was to evaluate safety and time savings (cost-effectiveness) of colonic ESD assisted by DiLumen compared to traditional ESD performed without it.
Results supported the following:
- DiLumen saved ESD dissection time and increased speed of dissection
- DiLumen was cost-effective and saved money due to procedural time savings
More data and results are found in the body of the abstract.
(From ACG 2020 submission)