ESD for a laterally spreading tumor involving the colon diverticulum using a knife with water supply function

Post written by Akira Yoshida, MD, PhD, from the Division of Medicine and Clinical Science, Department of Multidisciplinary Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, Yonago, Japan. A 50-mm diameter laterally spreading tumor (Paris 0-IIa) that involved the diverticulum on the oral side of the tumor was pointed out at the ascending colon. Colon tumor …

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Clinical importance of cold polypectomy during the insertion phase in the left side of the colon and rectum

Post written by Akira Teramoto, MD, from the Gastrointestinal Center, Sano Hospital, Kobe, Japan. We believe that all endoscopists are very familiar with this situation; small polyps are identified during insertion phase of colonoscopy without having any intention to search for them. The clinical question, whether we should resect now or later, seems to be …

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Increasing adenoma detection rates in the right side of the colon

Post written by Madhav Desai, MD, MPH, from the Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA. Colonoscopy prevents colon cancer and, therefore, has become a widely used screening modality. Right-sided lesions are often missed during standard colonoscopy and could account for interval colon cancer. As gastroenterologists and endoscopists, our keen …

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Endoluminal US for stool liquefaction

Lyndon V. Hernandez, MD, MPH from GI Associates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin discusses his New Methods article "A pilot study of endoluminal US for stool liquefaction" from the March issue. The purpose of this study was to find out if ultrasound can efficiently liquefy stools. It is difficult to clear …

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