Short-term outcomes of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty in 1000 consecutive patients

Post written by Aayed Alqahtani, MD, FRCSC, FACS, from the Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. For many patients with obesity, bariatric surgery is not a suitable option. Some patients are not eligible for weight-loss surgery under current conventional criteria. Additionally, many patients who are eligible for bariatric surgery …

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Endoscopic removal of a migrated plastic stent from the peritoneal cavity after EUS-guided gallbladder drainage

Post written by Mayu Nishiyama, MD, Shigeto Ishii, MD, Toshio Fujisawa, MD, PhD, Hiroaki Saito, MD, PhD, and Hiroyuki Isayama, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan. This is a case of unresectable hilar cholangiocarcinoma in a 74-year-old man. He developed acute cholecystitis after biliary stent placement …

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EUS-guided drainage of a pelvic abscess

Post written by Ignacio Fernández-Urién, MD, PhD, from the Gastroenterology Department, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Navarra, Spain. We presented the case of a 50-year-old woman with an 8-cm pelvic abscess secondary to an acute diverticulitis that was drained guided by EUS. First, we punctured the lesion with a 19-gauge needle, and 5 mL of purulent …

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Applications Open for Peer Review Mentorship Program

Guidelines for peer review abound, but nothing beats one-on-one learning with a seasoned researcher. Our goal is to improve the quality of peer review by training endoscopists who are at the early stages of their career. The deadline to apply for the 2019 program is June 14, with the next cohort beginning on July 1. …

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Hybrid argon plasma coagulation: a new modality for treatment of a diffuse foregut anastomotic dysplastic lesion

Post written by Truptesh H. Kothari, MD, from the Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, United States. Our case was an elderly patient who had history of Roux-en-y gastric bypass many years ago, now presented to his gastroenterologist for abdominal pain. On upper …

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Different risk factors between early and late cancer recurrences after noncurative ESD

Post written by Waku Hatta, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan. Our study focused on evaluating the risk factors of early and late cancer recurrences in patients who were followed up without additional radical surgery after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for early gastric cancer (EGC) categorized …

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ESD and submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection for obstructive lipomas

Post written by Georgios Mavrogenis, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Mediterraneo Hospital, Athens, Greece. This video describes the resection of an obstructive duodenal lipoma by means of submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection (STER) and the resection of obstructive colonic lipoma by means of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) Big lipomas are always challenging to remove. The …

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