ESD for Barrett’s-associated adenocarcinoma in a patient with decompensated cirrhosis and esophageal varices

Post written by Sonmoon Mohapatra, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Saint Peter’s University Hospital/Rutgers—RWJ Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. A 65-year-old woman with a history of Barrett’s esophagus, decompensated alcoholic cirrhosis (MELD 8, Child Pugh class B) complicated by ascites, esophageal varices, gastric antral vascular ectasia, hepatic encephalopathy, and severe …

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A small adenocarcinoma in the cervical esophagus

Post written by Kyosuke Tanaka, MD, PhD, from the Department of Endoscopy, Mie University Hospital, Tsu, Japan. This article presents a rare case of cervical esophageal adenocarcinoma. In this case, image-enhanced magnifying endoscopy showed clear diagnosis of adenocarcinoma, and the endoscopic resection was successful. Careful observation of the cervical esophagus could lead to the detection …

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Editor’s Choice: Risk factors for gastric adenocarcinoma

Associate Editor, Dr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy, highlights this article from the April issue “Association of gastric intestinal metaplasia and East Asian ethnicity with the risk of gastric adenocarcinoma in a U.S. population” by Alyssa Y. Choi, MD, et al.  In the United States, gastric adenocarcinoma is the forgotten stepchild, often believed to be a disease of …

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