Use of a rigidizing overtube for altered-anatomy ERCP

Post written by Mike Tzuhen Wei, MD, from Stanford University, Stanford, and Veterans Affairs Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California. We present 2 cases in which the rigidizing overtube was used to facilitate performance of altered-anatomy ERCP. In the first case, a 53-year-old woman with history of Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy presented for management of intrahepatic stones. Interventional …

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Use of a rigidizing overtube to complete an incomplete colonoscopy

Post written by Mike T. Wei, MD, from Stanford University, Stanford, and Veterans Affairs Palo Alto, Palo Alto California. We present a case of a 64-year-old man with history of C5 spinal cord injury who presented for screening colonoscopy. Unfortunately, due to significant looping, the colonoscope was only able to reach the transverse colon. The colonoscope …

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Endoluminal vacuum therapy in the management of a large gastrobronchial fistula

Post written by Sarah Durbin, BS, Jose Luis Aranez, MD, and Robert Jay Sealock, MD, from the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. The case details a patient with a distant history of esophagectomy with gastric conduit that presented with a large gastrobronchial fistula resulting in necrotizing pneumonia. The patient was not an immediate candidate …

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Endoscopic closure of jejunal perforation in altered anatomy using a detachable endoloop

Post written by Mohan Ramchandani, MD, DM, from the Department of Medical Gastroenterology, AIG Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. A 73-year-old man was diagnosed with a case of carcinoma gastroesophageal junction. He underwent total gastrectomy with regional lymphadenectomy (D1 gastrectomy) and intrathoracic oesophagojejunostomy with Roux-en-Y jejunojejunal anastomosis. Post operatively he developed an anastomotic leak. After stabilization …

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Endoscopic treatment of Killian-Jamieson diverticulum using submucosal tunneling diverticulotomy technique

Post written by Ali Zakaria, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield, Michigan. We present a case of an 82-year-old female patient with progressively worsening dysphagia to solid food, regurgitation, globus sensation, and halitosis. Barium esophagram revealed a 40-mm anterolateral protrusion at the level of the proximal cervical esophagus, consistent with KJD. …

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Perspectives toward minimizing the adverse events of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

Post written by Vivek Kumbhari, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. This review focuses on the technical aspects required to perform an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG). Though there is a growing body of literature on the clinical outcomes of ESG, there is little …

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Percutaneous- and EUS-guided gastroenterostomy for malignant afferent limb syndrome

Post written by Dayyan Adoor, MD, and Zachary L. Smith, DO, from the Department of Internal Medicine and the Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio. A 66-year-old woman with poorly-differentiated pancreatic adenocarcinoma underwent a Whipple that was complicated by a biliary leak requiring placement of an internal external …

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A case of laparoscopy and endoscopy cooperative surgery for circumferential superficial nonampullary duodenal epithelial tumor

Post written by Osamu Dohi, MD, PhD, from the Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan. An 84-year-old woman had a circumferential SNADET that was detected during esophagogastroduodenoscopy. We performed laparoscopy and endoscopy cooperative surgery (LECS) with ESD technique and laparoscopic closure for the …

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Dual purpose easily assembled aerosol chamber designed for safe endoscopy and intubation during the COVID pandemic

Post written by Mahesh Goenka, DM, FACG, FASGE, AGAF, from Institute of Gastrosciences and Liver, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, India. A prototype aerosol chamber was designed using a medical grade 4-mm thick polycarbonate sheet. The chamber has 4 holes, 2 on the head side used for endotracheal intubation and 2 on the side walls. The …

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Peroral endoscopic myotomy with diverticulum resection

Post written by Yohei Nishikawa, MD, from the Digestive Diseases Center, Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital, Showa University, Tokyo, Japan. For esophageal diverticulum with symptoms, thoracoscopic or laparoscopic surgery is usually performed. We reported a case of an endoscopic esophageal diverticulum resection by applying the peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) and POEM + Fundoplication (POEM-F) techniques, …

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