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World J Gastrointest Endosc. Jan 16, 2024; 16(1): 1-4
Published online Jan 16, 2024. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v16.i1.1
Prospects of polyglycolic acid sheets for the treatment of esophageal stricture after esophageal endoscopic submucosal dissection
Qing-Xia Wang, Rui-Hua Shi
Qing-Xia Wang, Rui-Hua Shi, Department of Gastroenterology, Southeast University Affiliated Zhongda Hospital, Medical School, Nanjing 210009, Jiangsu Province, China
Author contributions: Wang QX and Shi RH contributed to this paper; Wang QX designed the overall concept and wrote the manuscript; Shi RH contributed to the discussion and design of the manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Rui-Hua Shi, PhD, Department of Gastroenterology, Southeast University Affiliated Zhongda Hospital, Medical School, No. 87 Dingjiaqiao, Nanjing 210009, Jiangsu Province, China. ruihuashi@126.com
Received: September 26, 2023
Peer-review started: September 26, 2023
First decision: December 7, 2023
Revised: December 12, 2023
Accepted: December 29, 2023
Article in press: December 29, 2023
Published online: January 16, 2024
Core Tip

Core Tip: Esophageal cancer is the seventh most common type of cancer and the sixth leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is considered a prominent method for early esophageal cancer resection. However, esophageal stenosis is a common complication of esophageal ESD. A novel hydrogel material, polyglycolic acid sheet, is safe and effective for the prevention of esophageal strictures after ESD.