Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is globally performed to treat early epithelial tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, but delayed perforation is a problematic procedure-related complication. To address this problem, closure of ESD-induced mucosal defects with a detachable snare has been reported. However, one problem is that this method usually requires some degree of skill and replacing a single-channel scope with a two-channel scope. We developed the clip stopper closure (CSC) method using a detachable snare in combination with the ZEOCLIP, which can be easily performed with a single-channel scope, for ESD-induced mucosal defects. Six consecutive cases were treated with this closure method for colonic ESD-induced mucosal defects. The median closure time was 12.5 (10–24) min, and the success rate of this procedure was 100%. Our CSC method was able to be performed in any part of the colon. In conclusion, the CSC method using a detachable snare in combination with the ZEOCLIP is a simple but promising closure technique for ESD-induced mucosal defects.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging