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Table. 1.

Definition of Terms Related to Endoscopic Resection

Term Definition
En bloc resection Resection of a tumor in one piece without visible residual tumor
Complete resection Resection of a tumor without histological evidence of tumor cell involvement on the lateral and vertical resection margins
Curative resection Resection of an early gastrointestinal cancer, which is considered curative based on complete resection and minimal to no risk of lymph node metastasis
The criteria for curative resection are different according to the type of cancers (early esophageal, gastric and colorectal cancers).
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