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A 49-year-old female asked about a 50-year-old male:

What does mucosal resection mean?? all info i find says it is to remove cancer! (my husband is scheduled for this & 2nd endoscope for a small mass found in his stomach; surgeon said mass shows no evidence of cancer - but scheduled this to be sure)??

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Superficial bx: When a lesion develops in the bowel or stomach, the former from a polyoma virus, the latter from helicobacter pylori, the initial premalignant (genotypic transformation) occurs in the mucosa. This is the glandular lining of the GI tract. If the bx of mucosa proves benign, it is not necessary to re:excise the area with underlying muscular layer.
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