Endoscopic MB and rapid diagnosis by in situ fixation and histopathologic processing

Post written by David S. Zimmon, MD, from the New York University School of Medicine. The author developed multiple biopsy (MB) because forceps biopsy is time consuming, creates endoscopist ergonomic stress, prolongs anesthesia, and adds excessive staff work and workplace risk from soiling, toxic fixatives and sharps. Also MB responds to demands for better patient …

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Missed adenomas with behind-folds visualizing colonoscopy technologies

Post written by Eelco C. Brand from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands. The efficacy of screening and surveillance colonoscopy is reduced by the occurrence of interval-/post-colonoscopy colorectal cancer. One of the factors associated with the occurrence of interval-/post-colonoscopy colorectal cancer is the fact that polyps and adenomas …

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Detectability of colorectal neoplastic lesions using a novel endoscopic system with BLI

Post written by Hiroaki Ikematsu and Yutaka Saito from the Department of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy Division, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan, and National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of blue-laser imaging (BLI) in the detectability of colorectal lesions. Most studies have not reported …

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Endoscopic fenestration of a symptomatic esophageal duplication cyst

Post written by Theodore James, MD, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We describe a case of a woman with dysphagia, found to have an esophageal duplication cyst. These are rare entities in adults and have classically required surgical resection. We describe a novel technique for endoscopic fenestration of the cyst in …

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Outcomes and quality-of-life assessment after GPOEM

Post written by Parit Mekaroonkamol, MD, Sunil Dacha, MD, and Qiang Cai, MD, PhD, from Emory University School of Medicine. Gastric per-oral endoscopic pyloromyotomy (GPOEM) is an emerging endoscopic procedure for treatment of gastroparesis. Due to its novelty, the existing data on its safety and efficacy is lacking. The purpose of our study was to …

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Editor’s Choice: The colonoscopist’s guide to the vocabulary of colorectal neoplasia

Associate Editor, Dr. Lisa Strate, highlights this article from the August issue “The colonoscopist's guide to the vocabulary of colorectal neoplasia: histology, morphology, and management” by Douglas K. Rex, MD, Cesare Hassan, MD, and Michael J. Bourke, MD This is a wonderfully comprehensive yet concise guide to the vocabulary regarding colonoscopy with polypectomy and its …

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Impact of cap-assisted colonoscopy on detection of proximal colon adenomas

Post written by Madhav Desai, MD, MPH, from the University of Kansas Medical Center. Proximal or right-sided colon lesions are often missed even after a meticulous screening colonoscopy and can often contribute to interval colon cancer. Cap-attached colonoscopy has the potential to increase yield in the right side of colon. Our goal was to assess …

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