Safety and efficacy of cap-assisted EMR for sporadic nonampullary duodenal adenomas

Post written by Laith H. Jamil, MD, from the Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. The focus of the study was to assess the efficacy and safety of using a transparent hard straight plastic cap with an outer diameter of 13.9 or 14.9 mm and a crescent-shaped snare for endoscopic removal of sporadic non-ampullary …

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EUS-guided cyanoacrylate glue injection for treatment of anourethral fistula

Post written by Malay Sharma, MD, DM, from the Jaswant Rai Specialty Hospital, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India. A 35-year-old man presented with recurrent urinary tract infection requiring multiple courses of antibiotics for the past 15 years. He had undergone surgery for an imperforate anus at birth, and an anal stricture developed, which required repeated bougienage …

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Diagnostic performance of Japan NBI Expert Team classification for non-, superficially, and deeply invasive colorectal neoplasia

Post written by Shinji Tanaka, MD, PhD, FASGE, FACG, from the Endoscopy and Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University. JNET classification is composed of four types (Type 1, 2A, 2B, and 3) with two NBI magnifying findings, surface pattern and vessel pattern. Type 1, 2A, 2B, and 3 are supposed to …

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EUS of bile-duct hydatid membrane

Post written by Malay Sharma, MD, DM, from the Jaswant Rai Specialty Hospital, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India. A 28-year-old Indian man presented with acute cholangitis. Transabdominal ultrasonography showed a right-lobe liver cyst and dilated common bile duct (CBD). EUS was performed with a linear echoendoscope before ERCP to ascertain the cause of cholangitis. Linear EUS …

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Esophageal dilation with either bougie or balloon technique as a treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis

Post written by Michael Kevin Dougherty, MD, from the University of North Carolina Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The purpose of this study was to estimate the rate of perforations and other adverse events related to elective endoscopic esophageal dilation in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Many patients with EoE struggle with significant dysphagia and …

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Usefulness and safety of a scissors-type knife in ESD for non-ampullary duodenal epithelial tumors

Post written by Toshio Kuwai, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center, Kure, Japan. In this study, we describe 2 cases of duodenal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)  using a scissors-type knife, Stag Beetle (SB) Knife Junior (Jr) (Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Tokyo, Japan). Our first case …

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Outcomes after liquid nitrogen spray cryotherapy in Barrett’s esophagus

Post written by Fariha H. Ramay, MD, MBA, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a known precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and once high-grade dysplasia has developed, the risk of progression to EAC is considerable.  The emergence of endoscopic …

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