Focal cryoballoon versus radiofrequency ablation of dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus

Post written by Sanne N. van Munster, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, and the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This study is a comparison of endoscopic cryoballoon ablation and radiofrequency ablation for eradication of Barrett’s-related neoplasia. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is the standard …

Continue reading Focal cryoballoon versus radiofrequency ablation of dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus

In vivo diagnosis of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm with per-oral pancreatoscopy–guided confocal laser endomicroscopy

Post written by Yuki Tanisaka, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Saitama, Japan. Our patient was a 79-year-old man in whom computed tomography indicated expansion of the main pancreatic duct. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) showed expansion of the entire pancreatic duct but could not detect the villous protrusions. Endoscopic …

Continue reading In vivo diagnosis of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm with per-oral pancreatoscopy–guided confocal laser endomicroscopy

Endoscopic vacuum therapy for a large esophageal perforation after bariatric stent placement

Post written by Diogo Turiani Hourneaux de Moura, MD, MSc, PhD, from the Endoscopy Unit, Gastrointestinal Department, Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. In this video, we present a case of a large esophageal perforation that occurred after a bariatric stent placement for the treatment of …

Continue reading Endoscopic vacuum therapy for a large esophageal perforation after bariatric stent placement

Successful liver-directed gene delivery by ERCP-guided hydrodynamic injection

Post written by Vivek Kumbhari, MD, from the Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The success of gene-targeted therapy depends on 2 fundamental steps; the first being the intracellular delivery and the second is the genetic modification of the target cells. The first step …

Continue reading Successful liver-directed gene delivery by ERCP-guided hydrodynamic injection

Endoscopic management of gossypiboma

Post written by Radhika Chavan, MD, DNB, from the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India. A 30-year-old woman underwent cholecystectomy 3 weeks earlier and developed abdominal pain, vomiting, and low-grade fever within 2 weeks of surgery. On contrast-enhanced computed tomography, a large lesion with an internal reticular pattern was seen in the gastro-hepatic region. She …

Continue reading Endoscopic management of gossypiboma

Technical feasibility of ESD for local failure after chemoradiotherapy or radiotherapy

Post written by Keiichiro Nakajo, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Japan. In this retrospective, single-center study, enrolling almost 600 consecutive patients treated with endoscopic submucosal resection (ESD) for superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, the patient cohort was stratified into 3 groups as follows: group A, salvage …

Continue reading Technical feasibility of ESD for local failure after chemoradiotherapy or radiotherapy

Endoscopic intra-abdominal rescue therapy of a dislodged EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy stent

Post written by Johannes Maubach, MD, from the Department of Visceral Surgery and Medicine, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. We report a case of an 86-year-old fragile woman who was admitted with painless jaundice and massively congested intrahepatic ducts. An outside MRCP showed a suspicious lesion in the tail of the …

Continue reading Endoscopic intra-abdominal rescue therapy of a dislodged EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy stent