1. A new step for volumetric laser endomicroscopy: entering the therapeutic realm of endoscopic mucosal resection

    A new step for volumetric laser endomicroscopy: entering the therapeutic realm of endoscopic mucosal resection

    The incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is rising despite a better understanding of the natural history of Barrett’s esophagus (BE) as a precursor lesion for EAC. 1 Surveillance is recommended once the diagnosis of BE is established, and endoscopic eradication therapy is reserved for treatment of dysplasia or early neoplasia. 2 In recent years, significant clinical and technologic advances have been made in endoscopic methods for the diagnosis and treatment of early esophageal adenocarcinomas arising in Barrett’s esophagus. 3 , 4 , 5 In the current issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy , Kamboj et al 6 show that using a synergistic combination ...

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