EUS-guided gastroenteric anastomosis as a bridge to definitive treatment in benign gastric outlet obstruction

Post written by Theodore W. James, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. We evaluated the use of EUS-guided gastroenteric anastomoses for patients with benign gastric outlet obstruction (GOO). We wanted to see if patients were able to successfully avoid surgery using this method. We …

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Novel approach to ESD of a cecal lesion with nonlifting sign by submucosal fatty tissue with use of selective-regulation high-pressure water-jet method and immersion in saline solution

Post written by Felipe Ramos-Zabala, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, HM Montepríncipe University Hospital, HM Hospitales Group, Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of CEU San Pablo, Madrid, Spain. In this video case report, we describe an endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of a large laterally spreading lesion in the cecum, which …

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Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of fecal immunochemical test versus colonoscopy in colorectal cancer screening

Post written by Guo-Chao Zhong, PhD, from the Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China. The fecal immunochemical test and colonoscopy are the most commonly used strategies for colorectal cancer screening worldwide. Colonoscopy is regarded as the most sensitive test for the early detection of colorectal neoplasia. However, …

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Peroral cholangioscopy–guided probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy for preoperative diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

Post written by Yuki Tanisaka, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Saitama, Japan. A 79-year-old man was referred to our hospital because of jaundice. He had previously undergone Billroth-II gastrectomy for gastric cancer. ERCP was performed. At first, we used a SIF-H290S (Olympus Medical Systems, Tokyo, Japan) with …

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Long-term outcomes of endoscopic treatment of aberrant hepatic duct injuries after cholecystectomy

Post written by Andrea Tringali, MD, PhD, from the Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, and the Centre for Endoscopic Research Therapeutics and Training, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy. Our study is focused on 32 patients who underwent endoscopic treatment of “aberrant” hepatic duct injuries following cholecystectomy. “Aberrant” hepatic ducts …

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Double-tunneling butterfly method for endoscopic submucosal dissection of extensive rectal neoplasms

Post written by Noriko Suzuki, MD, PhD, from The Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy, St Mark’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom. We demonstrated the application of the double-tunneling (DoT) butterfly method for ESD on 4 cases with extensive rectal neoplasms. The key feature of the DoT butterfly method is the creation of 2 tunnels that are transformed …

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A novel artificial intelligence system for the assessment of bowel preparation

Post written by Honggang Yu, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, the Key Laboratory of Hubei Province for Digestive System Disease, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, and the Hubei Provincial Clinical Research Center for Digestive Disease Minimally Invasive Incision, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China. The current study retrospectively …

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