Reusing an electrocautery-enhanced stent deployment catheter to place additional pigtail stents

Post written by Andrew C. Storm, MD, from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. We have presented the novel reuse of the electrocautery-enhanced lumen-apposing metal stent deployment catheter to permit transduodenal wire access and stent placement to create a dual AXIOS cystgastrostomy and double pigtail cystduodenostomy. Management of disconnected pancreatic …

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Fully covered SEMSs to dilate persistent pancreatic strictures in chronic pancreatitis

Post written by Andrea Tringali, MD, PhD, from the Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli - IRCCS, Catholic University, and CERTT, Centre for Endoscopic Research, Therapeutics and Training - Catholic University, Rome, Italy. Pancreatic duct drainage by ERCP and insertion of plastic stents is effective in the treatment of pain related to chronic …

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Endoscopic restoration of completely transected and prolapsed common bile duct

Post written by Jorge Vargas, MD, from the Social Security System of Costa Rica, Hospital of Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. During a regular ERCP, a forceful stone extraction of a big stone was performed, and a frightening complication occurred. The common bile duct prolapsed into the duodenal lumen. After several cannulation attempts, we were able …

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Precutting EMR with full or partial circumferential incision with a snare tip

Post written by Naohisa Yoshida, MD, PhD, from the Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto, Japan. We herein introduce 2 cases in which precutting EMR with a snare was performed. The first case was a IIa+IIc lesion 10 mm in size on the sigmoid …

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New-generation full-spectrum endoscopy versus standard forward-viewing colonoscopy

Post written by Toyoki Kudo, MD, PhD, from the Digestive Disease Center, Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital, Yokohama, Japan. Although colonoscopy is the gold standard for detection of colorectal adenomas, some adenomas are missed. Full-spectrum endoscopy (FUSE) allows for observation with a 330° angle of view, which is expected to decrease the miss rate. However, …

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Pulley traction-assisted colonic ESD affords good visibility of submucosal layer

Post written by Satoki Shichijo, MD, from the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka International Cancer Institute, Osaka, Japan. We performed endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for a laterally spreading tumor involving a diverticulum in the posterior wall of ascending colon. We performed traction-assisted colonic ESD using a clip-and-line, which usually makes ESD safe and efficient by …

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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 …

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