Treatment of Epstein-Barr virus–associated gastric carcinoma with endoscopic submucosal dissection

Published:December 26, 2011DOI:
      Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a herpes virus that was originally identified in a human Burkitt lymphoma cell line. A small portion of EBV-infected individuals develop hematopoietic, epithelial, and mesenchymal tumors.
      • Yanai H.
      • Nishikawa J.
      • Mizugaki Y.
      • et al.
      Endoscopic and pathologic features of Epstein-Barr virus-associated gastric carcinoma.
      The endoscopic features of EBV-associated gastric carcinoma (EBV-GC) have not been well-documented, and there have been no case reports regarding endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). Here, we present a case of EBV-GC that was treated with ESD.


      EBV (Epstein-Barr virus), EBV-GC (EBV-associated gastric cancer), ESD (endoscopic submucosal dissection)
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