Endoscopy 2015; 47(01): 76-79
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1377975
Case series
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Endoscopic full-thickness resection for gastrointestinal lesions using the over-the-scope clip system: a case series

Martin Fähndrich
Interventional Endoscopy, Department of Gastroenterology, Klinikum Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
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Marcel Sandmann
Interventional Endoscopy, Department of Gastroenterology, Klinikum Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
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Publication History

submitted 25 May 2014

accepted after revision 04 July 2014

Publication Date:
15 September 2014 (online)

The over-the-scope clip (OTSC) system was developed for the closure of gastrointestinal defects but can also be used for endoscopic resection. This report describes the efficacy and safety of endoscopic full-thickness resection (eFTR) using the OTSC system. In this retrospective, observational, open-label case study, a total of 17 patients underwent eFTR using a dual clip and cap technique. The indications were: carcinoids, incompletely resected colon cancers involving the mucosa or submucosa, recurrent fibrosed adenoma of the colon, and submucosal lesions. The technical success was 94 % (16 /17). The complete resection (R0) rate was 100 %. There were no complications. In summary, the described minimally invasive method to perform eFTR of complex gastrointestinal lesions appears to be effective and safe.