A case of duodenal polyp at superior duodenal angle successfully treated by cap-assisted endoscopic mucosal resection

Post written by Ippei Tanaka, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Sendai Kousei Hospital, Miyagi, Japan. A 72-year-old woman had a duodenal polyp at the superior duodenal angle (SDA). We performed cap-assisted endoscopic mucosal resection (EMRC) and successfully removed the lesion. Endoscopic observation and resection of duodenal polyps at SDA are extremely difficult because of …

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New safety measure for the endoscopic procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic: New STEP

Post written by Daisuke Kikuchi, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. Endoscopic procedures pose the risk of contact, droplet, and aerosol infections. Infection control is therefore important during these procedures, but it has not always been adequately achieved. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, infection control during endoscopy is …

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High-risk main-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm successfully treated with EUS-guided chemoablation

Post written by Kayla M. Hartz, DO, from the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. This case is an example of a successful EUS-guided chemoablation of a patient with a high-risk, main-duct IPMN that was not a surgical candidate. This case highlights that certain high-risk features of pancreatic cysts that would have otherwise been …

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Salvage circumferential ESD for refractory dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus

Post written by Robert Bechara, MD, from the Queens University, Kingston Health Sciences Center, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. A 64-year-old woman with a complex Barrett’s history was referred to our esophageal center. Her treatment history included endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) with M3 intramucosal carcinoma and incomplete response to radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the remaining Barrett’s, as …

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Uncommon cause of cholangitis due to a migrated pancreatic stone into the common bile duct

Post written by David M. de Jong, BSc, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. A 62-year-old man was referred to our tertiary hospital for endoscopic therapy of previously diagnosed alcoholic chronic pancreatitis. After initial stent placement, he underwent electrohydraulic lithotripsy (EHL) of 2 pancreatic duct stones …

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Axis-keeping shortening technique for colonic intubation

  Post written by Shunsuke Yamamoto, MD, PhD, Yasushi Sano, MD, PhD, Nima Mottacki, MD, and Helmut Neumann, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, National Hospital Organization Osaka National Hospital, Osaka, Japan, the Gastrointestinal Center, Sano Hospital, Kobe, Japan, the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden, …

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Editor’s Choice: Impact of fellow participation on colon adenoma detection rates

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. James Buxbaum, highlights this article from the December issue “Impact of fellow participation on colon adenoma detection rates” by Antonio Facciorusso, MD, PhD, et al.  While the need to train endoscopists mandates fellow participation in colonoscopy, there has been a bias that procedures performed only by attending physicians may have greater …

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Efficacy and safety of cold-snare endoscopic mucosal resection for colorectal adenomas 10 to 14 mm in size

Post written by Yohei Yabuuchi, MD, and Kenichiro Imai, MD, from the Division of Endoscopy, Shizuoka Cancer Center, Shizuoka, Japan. Recently, cold-snare endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), which combines submucosal injection and cold-snare polypectomy, has been adapted in a piecemeal fashion as a safe and effective procedure for colorectal polyps of 10 mm or more. However, …

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Water-pocket endoscopic submucosal dissection of an early esophageal adenocarcinoma in a patient with portal hypertension and varices

Post written by Lovekirat Dhaliwal, MBBS, and Prasad G. Iyer, MD MSc, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. A 65-year-old man with alcohol-related liver disease and COPD was recently diagnosed with esophageal adenocarcinoma on a background of varices. EUS demonstrated a 2-cm hypoechoic mass invading into deep mucosa. PET-CT scan …

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Loop combined endoscopic clip and cyanoacrylate injection to treat severe gastric varices with spleno-renal shunt

Post written by Ping Li, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Beijing Ditan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. We employed a new method to obstruct severely isolated gastric varices with a massive spleno-renal shunt and to reduce embolic risk. This novel method did not only successfully prevent recurrent hemorrhage but also reduced …

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