Recurrent acute pancreatitis in a toddler: a “wormy surprise”

Post written by Zaheer Nabi, MD, DNB, from the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India. The video case describes a 3-year-old child presenting with recurrent episodes of acute pancreatitis. Etiological evaluation revealed multiple calculi in the gallbladder on transabdominal ultrasonography. Expecting a calculus in the bile duct, we performed an endosonography to confirm. Surprisingly, endosonography …

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Successful removal of duodenal submucosal tumors with ESD

Post written by Hiroyuki Aihara, MD, PhD, FASGE, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) allows for en bloc resection of gastrointestinal lesions, which theoretically results in lower recurrence rates. However, ESD in the duodenal bulb is technically challenging …

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Argon plasma coagulation treatment of intraductal papillary neoplasm of biliary tract

Post written by Shyam Thakkar, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. An 86-year-old woman was referred for ascending cholangitis, resulting in obstructive jaundice and sepsis. Her initial MR cholangiopancreatography revealed dilated bile ducts without any mass or stone in the ductal system. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography revealed soft filling defects …

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Confocal laser endomicroscopic finding of lymphoma of the duodenal papilla

Post written by Yuki Tanisaka, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Saitama, Japan. We report our experience with confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) imaging of lymphoma of the duodenal papilla with the corresponding histopathologic images. Our patient was an 83-year-old man with an endoscopic finding of a depressed lesion …

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Manuscript peer review – How I do it

  Seiichiro Abe, MD Endoscopy Division National Cancer Center Hospital   Some clinicians say that peer review is a thankless and time-consuming task. That’s partly true; however, I feel good and motivated when accepting invitations for peer review in my working life. I would like to share my reasons for accepting an invitation for peer …

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How to be an excellent VideoGIE reviewer

Bo Sun, MD Associate Professor of Internal Medicine Shanghai Eastern Hepatobiliary Hospital   Peer review can be thankless work because critical evaluation is required for a high-quality submission. On the bright side, being a video case reviewer comes with several benefits, including a sense of accomplishment by assisting the authors to improve the quality of …

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Pocket ESD with countertraction and partial full-thickness excision as salvage therapy for advanced colonic adenoma

Post written by Georgios Mavrogenis, MD, from the Mediterraneo Hospital, Athens, Greece. This video presents a complex ESD in the setting of postradiation stenosis and fibrosis. It illustrates several techniques that are useful in the management of severe fibrosis such as pocket ESD, clip and snare countertraction, and full-thickness resection. ESD is a non-predictable procedure …

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