Branislav Kunčák, Boris Pekárek
Over decades, digestive endoscopy has changed from a mainly diagnostic tool to a method with huge therapeutic potential. The majority of neoplastic lesions diagnosed by endoscopy can now be endoscopically resected. In comparison with surgery, the endoscopic resection of GI neoplastic lesions is significantly less invasive. Endoscopic resection is effective and safe if current indications and contraindications of this procedure are strictly observed. Both new methods and extensive research in the field expand the spectrum of lesions indicated for endoscopic resection. The authors of the article tried to summarize the current knowledge regarding indications, contraindications and effectiveness of the endoscopic resection methods of GI neoplastic lesions, with special emphasis on the practical aspects.