Single-pass 1-needle actuation versus single-pass 3-needle actuation technique for EUS-guided liver biopsy sampling

Post written by David L. Diehl, MD, FACP, FASGE, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA. The focus of this study is to further refine the optimal method for EUS-guided liver biopsy. Some reports in the literature utilize a single pass, single-needle throw for obtaining a liver biopsy specimen. …

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Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is feasible after failed modified primary obesity surgery endoluminal procedure

Post written by Vincenzo Bove, MD, from the Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, and the Centre for Endoscopic Research Therapeutics and Training (CERTT), Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy. This video shows the first case of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) with Apollo Overstitch 2 years after a previous modified primary obesity …

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Validation of a methylated DNA marker panel for the nonendoscopic detection of Barrett’s esophagus in a multisite case-control study

Post written by Prasad G. Iyer, MD, MSc, from the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. This article summarizes the third step in the development and validation of a nonendoscopic, minimally invasive molecular test to detect a precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma: Barrett’s esophagus. Esophageal adenocarcinoma is a rare but lethal malignancy …

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Editor’s Choice: Laparoscopic versus EUS-guided gastroenterostomy for gastric outlet obstruction

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Fauze Maluf-Filho, highlights this article from the September issue “Laparoscopic versus EUS-guided gastroenterostomy for gastric outlet obstruction: an international multicenter propensity score–matched comparison” by Michiel Bronswijk, MD, et al. In this observational, multicenter study, the authors compared the outcomes of EUS-guided gastroenterostomy versus the gold standard intervention, laparoscopic gastroenterostomy, for the treatment …

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Soft palate findings associated with a high risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma using an endoscopic system with enhanced depth-of-field imaging

Post written by Kotaro Waki, MD, from the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka International Cancer Institute, Osaka, Japan. We previously reported that 3 endoscopic findings of melanosis, whitish epithelium, and vasodilation in the soft palate are associated with a high risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and are considered useful as indicators of ESCC. …

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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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