How to trick artificial intelligence: rectal heterotopic gastric lateral spreading tumor

Post written by Matteo Badalamenti, MD, from the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Humanitas University, and the IRCCS Humanitas Research Hospital, Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Division of Gastroenterology, Milan, Italy. A 54-year-old came to our attention for a follow-up colonoscopy. During the exam we visualized in the rectum a granular homogeneous lateral spreading tumor (LST), macroscopically covered …

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Novel approaches to minimize intraoperative bleeding during ESD of a large rectal lateral spreading tumor extended to the dentate line with internal hemorrhoids

Post written by Fabian Emura, MD, PhD, FASGE, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Universidad de La Sabana, Chía, and the Advanced GI Endoscopy, EmuraCenter LatinoAmerica, Bogotá DC, Colombia. This video case describes how we applied surgically vascular control principles to reduce the risk of adverse events during third space endoscopy. As the risk of bleeding …

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EUS-guided gallbladder drainage: Where will we go next?

Post written by Mihai Rimbaş, MD, PhD, and Alberto Larghi, MD, PhD, from the Gastroenterology Department, Colentina Clinical Hospital; the Department of Internal Medicine, Carol Davila University of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania; the Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS; and the Center for Endoscopic Research Therapeutics and Training, Catholic University, Rome, Italy. We …

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Electrohydraulic lithotripsy under the mother-baby cholangioscope system using a colonoscope for large common bile duct stones in a patient with Roux-en-Y reconstruction

Post written by Ryuichi Tezuka, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Gifu Municipal Hospital, Gifu, Japan. We presented electrohydraulic lithotripsy (EHL) under the mother-baby cholangioscope system using a colonoscope for large common bile duct stones in a patient with Roux-en-Y reconstruction. A man with a history of Roux-en-Y reconstruction for gastric ulcer and radiofrequency ablation …

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A rare case of hepatocellular carcinoma with bile duct invasion diagnosed by peroral cholangioscopy

Post written by Masanori Kobayashi, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Tokyo, Japan. This video shows a rare case where hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) mainly progressing to the bile duct was observed by peroral cholangioscopy (POCS). HCC, in which a primary tumor cannot be detected in the …

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Magnetic compression anastomosis via EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy for recanalization of complete common hepatic bile duct transection

Post written by Yingluk Sritunyarat, MD, from the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Excellence Center, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok, Thailand. Traditionally, the treatment for bile duct transection is surgical-created bilio-enteric bypass. With recent advanced techniques to avoid the need for surgery, the magnetic-compression technique …

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GI endoscopic submucosal dissection using a calibrated, small-caliber-tip, transparent hood for lesions with fibrosis

Post written by Tatsuma Nomura, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Mie Prefectural Shima Hospital, Shima, and the Department of Gastroenterology, Ise Red Cross Hospital, Ise, Mie, Japan. We describe a novel technique for overcoming severe fibrosis encountered during endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) using a calibrated, small-caliber tip, transparent hood (CAST hood) with Pocket-creation method …

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Cholangioscopy-guided removal of a proximally migrated biliary stent using a modified standard polypectomy snare 

Post written by Moamen Gabr, MD, MSc, from the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. A 72-year-old male with diagnosis of pancreatic head adenocarcinoma requiring endoscopic biliary stent placement 2 weeks prior to admission presented with signs of biliary obstruction. Imaging showed proximal migration of a previously placed biliary stent. …

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Acute physiologic effects of N95 respirator use on gastroenterologists performing simulated colonoscopy

Post written by Asif Khalid, MD, from the VA Pittsburgh HealthCare System, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Gastroenterologists and GI lab staff are required to use N95 respirators while performing aerosol generating endoscopic procedures during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Unfortunately, N95 respirator use is associated with the development of multiple symptoms. …

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Active bleeding from downhill varices: case report and management

Post written by Aleem Azal Ali, MBBS, Sonal Jadeja, DO, and Bruno De Souza Ribeiro, MD, from the University of Florida, College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. This video manuscript describes the case of a 49-year-old man who presented in hypovolemic shock secondary to hematemesis. He had a similar presentation, 2 weeks prior, when EGD …

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