Endoscopic resection of a gigantic gastric polyp causing symptomatic iron-deficiency anemia

Post written by Vivek Kaul, MD, FASGE, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, USA. We have presented a case of endoscopic resection of a large gastric polyp/mass that was responsible for symptomatic, recurrent, transfusion-dependent iron deficiency anemia and gastrointestinal bleeding in our patient. This patient had …

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Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Editorial Board top 10 topics: advances in GI endoscopy in 2018

Post written by Amitabh Chak, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The goal of this study was to summarize the top 10 advances in gastrointestinal endoscopy. We wanted to highlight the 10 major new areas that affect endoscopic …

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Endoclip papilloplasty for a patulous and incompetent biliary papilla

Post written by Yonghui Huang, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Peking University International Hospital & Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, China. An innovative endoscopic strategy was demonstrated for preserving the function of Oddi sphincter after large endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) in a patient with a large stone of the CBD. After successful extraction of CBD …

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The role of oral simethicone on the adenoma detection rate and other quality indicators of screening colonoscopy

Post written by Antonio Mendoza Ladd, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas, USA. The primary aim of this study was determining if adding simethicone (SIM) to 4 L polyethylenglycol (PEG) preparation improved our ADR. Secondary aims included its effect on procedure times, Bubble and Boston Bowel …

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EUS-FNA of 2 right atrial masses

Post written by Rafael Romero-Castro, MD, PhD, from the Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Seville, Spain. We report EUS-FNA in 2 patients with right atrial masses, 1 of them requiring 3 passes to obtain diagnostic cytologic material. I think these 2 cases deserve to be known by the community of endosonographers because of 2 main reasons. …

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Performance of a novel esophageal stent with an antireflux valve

Post written by Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, FASGE, FACP, FRCP, from the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new self-expanding metal esophageal stent (SEMS) with an anti-reflux valve in relieving dysphagia symptoms …

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Management of afferent limb obstruction by EUS-guided jejunojejunostomy and placement of LAMS

Post written by Hassan Ghoz, MD, and Victoria Gómez, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Section of Advanced Endoscopy, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. We describe a case of a patient presenting with malignant afferent loop obstruction (ALO) which we managed using EUS-guided creation of a jejunojejunostomy with a lumen-apposing metal stent (LAMS). …

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