Learning to perform endoscopic resection of esophageal neoplasia is associated with significant complications even within a structured training program
van Vilsteren, F G I × Pouw, R E Herrero, L A Peters, F P Bisschops, Raf Houben, M Peters, F T M Schenk, B E Weusten, B L A M Visser, M Ten Kate, F J W Fockens, P Schoon, E J Bergman, J J G H M #
Endoscopy vol:44 issue:1 pages:4-12
Endoscopic resection is the cornerstone of endoscopic treatment of esophageal high grade dysplasia or early cancer. Endoscopic resection is, however, a technically demanding procedure, which requires training and expertise. The aim of the current study was to prospectively evaluate efficacy and safety of the first 120 endoscopic resection procedures of early esophageal neoplasia performed by six endoscopists (20 endoscopic resections each) who were participating in an endoscopic resection training program.