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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Endoscopic removal of obstructing sutures

Jennifer M. Kolb from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York shares this video case "Endoscopic removal of obstructing sutures using argon plasma coagulation" from the VideoGIE section. We present two unusual cases of persistent dysphagia, months after Ivor Lewis esophagectomy for esophageal adenocarcinoma, caused by retained sutures and staples blocking …

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Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) safe and effective for the treatment of gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE)

Srinadh Komanduri, MD, from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois shares some take-home points from his article "Radiofrequency ablation for refractory gastric antral vascular ectasia" from the October issue. Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) is a cause of upper GI bleeding and chronic anemia. Although upper endoscopy with argon plasma …

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