Usefulness of underwater ESD in saline solution with a monopolar knife

Post written by Mitsuru Nagata, MD, from the Department of Endoscopy, Shonan Fujisawa Tokushukai Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan. The present study aimed to investigate the usefulness and safety of underwater endoscopic submucosal dissection (UESD) in saline solution using a monopolar knife for colorectal tumors. This study is unique because a monopolar knife was used for UESD …

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Safety and efficacy of lumen-apposing metal stents with and without simultaneous double-pigtail plastic stents

Post written by Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, FASGE, FACP, FRCP, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA. Lumen-apposing metal stents (LAMSs) have a large internal diameter and hence are routinely used to manage walled-off pancreatic necrosis. Secondary to their simplicity in deployment as a single-step procedure, LAMSs are also …

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Endoscopic management of pancreatic duct disruption with large mediastinal pseudocyst

Post written by Vivian Ortiz, MD, Muhammad Nadeem Yousaf, MD, and Harry R. Aslanian, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Digestive Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. A 47-year-old woman with alcohol-related chronic pancreatitis, chronic portal vein thrombosis and, left-sided pleural effusion presented with a …

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Endoscopic detection rate of sessile serrated lesions in Lynch syndrome patients

Post written by Jasper L.A. Vleugels, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We compared endoscopic detection rates and distribution of sessile serrated lesions in Lynch syndrome patients to a matched control population in this case-control study. Cancers in Lynch syndrome are generally assumed to …

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A novel endoscopic technique to obtain rectal biopsy specimens in children with suspected Hirschsprung’s disease

Post written by Zaheer Nabi, MD, DNB, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India. A 3-year-old girl presented with a history of constipation since early infancy. Anorectal manometry was performed, and the absence of recto-anal inhibitory reflex raised the suspicion of Hirschsprung’s disease (HD). To confirm the diagnosis of HD, rectal …

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Computer-aided diagnosis for identifying and delineating early gastric cancers

Post written by Takashi Kanesaka, MD, Noriya Uedo, MD, and Tsung-Chun Lee, MD, from the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka International Cancer Institute, Osaka, Japan, and the Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Gastric cancer remains the third leading cause of cancer-related death globally. …

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The role of colorectal ESD in patients with ulcerative colitis

Post written by Satoshi Kinoshita, MD, Toshio Uraoka, MD, PhD, and Toshihiro Nishizawa, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan, and the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Maebashi, Japan. Patients with ulcerative colitis have an increased risk of colorectal dysplasia. Endoscopic …

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