Endoscopic management of malignant ileovesicular fistula

Toufic Kachaamy, MD, from the Western Regional Medical Center at Cancer Treatment Center of America, Goodyear, Arizona, USA, presents this video case "Successful endoscopic management of a malignant ileovesicular fistula." A 56-year-old man with history of metastatic colon cancer and prior treatment with subtotal colectomy, ileostomy, and multiple lines of chemotherapy presented with a few … Continue reading Endoscopic management of malignant ileovesicular fistula

Successful removal of esophageal submucosal tumor

Successful removal of an esophageal submucosal tumor by submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection technique Hiroyuki Aihara, MD, PhD The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, USA In this video, we describe a case of submucosal esophageal tumor successfully removed by a submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection (STER) technique. This is a … Continue reading Successful removal of esophageal submucosal tumor

Endoscopic management of a gastrocolonic fistula

Toufic Kachaamy, MD, from the Western Regional Medical Center at Cancer Treatment Center of America, Goodyear, Arizona, USA, present this video case "Endoscopic management of a gastrocolonic fistula." A 55-year-old man presented with dysphagia secondary to esophageal adenocarcinoma. He underwent an esophageal stent placement with significant improvement in his dysphagia. His esophageal stent migrated a month … Continue reading Endoscopic management of a gastrocolonic fistula

Duodenoscope and linear echoendoscope surveillance cultures

Associate Editor Fauze Maluf-Filho, MD, PhD, FASGE, highlights this Original Article from the September issue: "Surveillance of guideline practices for duodenoscope and linear echoendoscope reprocessing in a large healthcare system" by Jack Brandabur,MD, James E. Leggett, MD, Lian Wang, et al. This study demonstrates that even after adequate reprocessing of duodenoscopes and curvilinear EUS scopes, … Continue reading Duodenoscope and linear echoendoscope surveillance cultures

Gastric endoscopic muscle biopsy

Elizabeth Rajan, MD, FASGE from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, USA describes this New Methods article "Innovative gastric endoscopic muscle biopsy to identify all cell types, including myenteric neurons and interstitial cells of Cajal in patients with idiopathic gastroparesis: a feasibility study (with video)." The pathophysiology of some gastrointestinal neuromuscular diseases … Continue reading Gastric endoscopic muscle biopsy

Perforation closure using polyglycolic acid sheets and fibrin glue

Yoshiki Sakaguchi, MD, PhD, Yosuke Tsuji, MD, PhD, Kazuhiko Koike, MD, PhD, Mitsuhiro Fujishiro, MD, PhD, and Kazuhiko Koike, MD, PhD from the University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan discuss their video case "Successful closure of a large perforation during colorectal ESD by application of polyglycolic acid sheets and fibrin glue." The shielding method with polyglycolic … Continue reading Perforation closure using polyglycolic acid sheets and fibrin glue

Novel SEMS for malignant hilar biliary obstruction

Tadahisa Inoue, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Gifu Prefectural Tajimi Hospital, in Gifu, Japan, describes this New Methods article "Feasibility of the placement of a novel 6-mm diameter threaded fully covered self-expandable metal stent for malignant hilar biliary obstructions (with videos)." The focus of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of … Continue reading Novel SEMS for malignant hilar biliary obstruction