Scoping the benefits of endoscopic full-thickness resection

Australian gastroenterologists have advised caution with endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR) of malignant colorectal lesions, despite reports of high technical efficacy and safety. In an editorial in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Dr Neal Shahidi and Professor Michael Bourke from Westmead Hospital’s department of gastroenterology and hepatology warned that “new is not necessarily better” and that “clinical over-reach remains ...

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