A convenient and reliable method for endoscopic mapping biopsy of cholangiocarcinoma using a double-lumen cytology device

Post written by Masanori Kobayashi, MD, PhD, from the Department of Endoscopy, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Tokyo, Japan. We present a novel mapping biopsy method using a cytology device as a double-lumen sheath. With this method, it was possible to perform optimal surgery for hilar cholangiocarcinoma in a 65-year-old patient. Diagnosis of the …

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A novel and effective EUS training program that enables visualization of the learning curve: Educational Program of Kindai system (EPOK)

Post written by Mamoru Takenaka, MD, PhD, and Shunsuke Omoto, MD, PhD, both from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, Osaka-sayama, Japan. This video shows a novel and effective EUS training program that enables the visualization of the learning curve of a trainee in every training session through the evaluation …

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Applications open for peer-review mentorship program

iStock by Getty Images Are you ready for a whale of an experience? Join GIE’s peer-review mentorship program. For many, peer review can feel like navigating through uncharted waters. A good way to fast-track your career is by working with one of GIE’s expert mentors to review manuscripts and become a better author yourself.   …

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Effectiveness of clip-and-thread traction-assisted duodenal endoscopic submucosal dissection: a propensity score–matched study (with video)

Post written by Tomoaki Tashima, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Saitama, Japan. The indications for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) in superficial nonampullary duodenal epithelial tumors (SNADETs) remain controversial because the procedure is technically challenging. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of duodenal traction-assisted …

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Endoscopic submucosal dissection of a symptomatic giant colonic lipoma: technical tips for resection and specimen retrieval

Post written by Sukit Pattarajierapan, MD, from the Surgical Endoscopy Colorectal Division, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Our video presents a case of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of a symptomatic giant colonic lipoma that was challenging during both resection and specimen retrieval. A 59-year-old man without comorbidities presented to our …

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Endoscopic fenestration for benign complete anastomotic obstruction following rectal surgery

Post written by Jun Takada, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan. This video case is about a 62-year-old man who developed an obstruction in the anastomotic region 6 months after Hartmann’s surgery for rectal cancer. Colonoscopies performed through the anal and ileal stoma showed complete anastomotic …

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Pancreatoscopy-guided laser dissection of obstructing pancreatic duct stricture: pancreas-preserving endotherapy

Post written by Emily R. Jonica, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, USA. In our video, we showcase the use of per-oral pancreatoscopy (POP) with holmium laser therapy during ERCP to address a nontraversable severe stricture and upstream large main pancreatic duct (MPD) stone in …

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Multilevel stenting of malignant colonic obstructions from multilevel breast cancer colonic metastasis

Post written by Andrew Alabd, MD, from Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey, USA. A 54-year-old woman with known stage IV breast cancer presented with colonic obstruction and was found to have proximal, middle, and distal colonic strictures that were all secondary to metastatic breast cancer. An upper endoscope was advanced up to the proximal …

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Successful endoscopic ultrasound-guided nasocavitary catheter drainage of abscess caused by delayed perforation after gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection

Post written by Shunya Takayanagi, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, NTT Medical Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. In this study, we reported the use of EUS-guided nasocavitary catheter drainage to treat an intra-abdominal abscess caused by delayed perforation after gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). A 78-year-old man with early gastric cancer in the lesser curvature …

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Optimal mode and power output of electrosurgical units for endoscopic papillectomy based on animal experiments and a preliminary clinical study (with videos)

Post written by Kenjiro Yamamoto, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.  In this study, we conducted animal experiments to evaluate incision force and coagulation effect in various settings of the endoCUT mode with the VIO (Erbe, Tübingen, Germany) series. We determined the optimal electrosurgical unit (ESU) settings for …

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