LIVE INTERACTIVE SURGERY: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), chromoendoscopy, and BARRX treatment of remaining Barrett's mucosa
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jan 2016;16(01). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4683
Chromoendoscopy is a procedure where dyes are instilled in the gastrointestinal tract at the time of visualization with endoscopy. It enhances the characterization of the tissues. The most common applications are as follows: - Identification of squamous cell carcinoma or dysplasia; - Identification of Barrett’s esophagus; - Detection of early gastric cancer; - Characterization of colonic polyps; - Screening. BARRX™ is a radiofrequency ablation of the metaplastic esophageal mucosa. The concept is to resect the epithelium and the muscularis mucosa without damaging the submucosa. It reduces the risk of developing carcinoma.