Eventually, all adults need to see a physician for colon cancer prevention. While the exam goes by quickly thanks to sedation, it sometimes leads to a follow-up procedure if a growth in the colon could not be removed with the endoscope and requires open surgery.
A new device that is mounted on the tip of conventional endoscopic devices can help in this case and save many patients from needing surgery. In the interview with MEDICA.de, Prof. Karel Caca talks about the goals pursued with this new endoscopic technique, its execution and testing.
Prof. Caca, you use the "full-thickness resection device" (FTRD) to remove adenomas in the bowel. What exactly is an adenoma?Prof. Karel Caca: Adenomas are benign tumors that may become malignant and turn into colon cancer. Compared to cancer, there is still controlled cell...
Read more in the interview with Prof Caca at MEDICA.de: http://www.medica-tradefair.com/Endoscopy_FTRD_Interview_Karel_Caca_ToM_01_2015
More about this topic you can find in our Topic of the Month January: The intestines – our multifaceted insides