EUS-guided cholecystogastrostomy for acute cholecystitis in a patient with an omphalocele

Post written by Ryan Law, DO, from the Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. We present a case of a 34-year-old woman with a history of an incompletely repaired omphalocele with recurrent small bowel obstructions and lung hypoplasia complicated by chronic respiratory failure requiring nocturnal non-invasive ventilation, who presented with concern …

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Long-term outcomes of EGBS

Tadahisa Inoue, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Gifu Prefectural Tajimi Hospital, in Tajimi, Japan discusses this Original Article "Long-term outcomes of endoscopic gallbladder stenting in high-risk surgical patients with calculous cholecystitis (with videos)." The focus of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes associated with endoscopic gallbladder stenting (EGBS). Cholecystectomy is a fundamental …

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Endoscopic vs percutaneous gallbladder drainage

Nikhil A. Kumta, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Weill Cornell Medical College, in New York, New York, USA discusses this Original Article, "Endoscopic gallbladder drainage compared with percutaneous drainage." Our aim was to compare endoscopic gallbladder drainage (EGBD) and percutaneous gallbladder drainage (PGBD) for patients with cholecystitis who were non-surgical candidates in …

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Single-step EUS-guided stent puncture and delivery

Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, FRCSEd (Gen) from the Department of Surgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong SAR, China shares this video case from the VideoGIE section "Single-step EUS-guided puncture and delivery of a lumen-apposing stent for gallbladder drainage using a novel cautery-tipped stent delivery system." …

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Transgastric gallstone extraction

Takao Itoi, MD, PhD, FASGE from the Tokyo Medical University in Tokyo, Japan presents this video case "Transgastric large gallstone extraction in a patient with acute cholecystitis through a lumen-apposing metal stent (with video)" from the April issue. A Tokyo guideline in 2013 proposed that percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD) is considered a safe alternative …

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