Outcome of EMR in Barrett’s esophagus determined by systematic quantification of epithelial glands using VLE

Post written by Amrit K. Kamboj, MD, and Cadman L. Leggett, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Volumetric laser endomicroscopy (VLE) is an advanced imaging modality that uses optical coherence tomography to capture real-time, high-resolution, cross-sectional images of the esophagus. Epithelial glands are …

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Precutting EMR with full or partial circumferential incision with a snare tip

Post written by Naohisa Yoshida, MD, PhD, from the Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto, Japan. We herein introduce 2 cases in which precutting EMR with a snare was performed. The first case was a IIa+IIc lesion 10 mm in size on the sigmoid …

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False sense of security: a case of retroperitoneal perforation after colonic EMR

Post written by Leonardo Zorron Cheng Tao Pu, MD, MSc, FBCS, FASGE, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Lyell McEwin Hospital, Adelaide, Australia. In our video a 61-year-old woman was submitted to piecemeal EMR for a large lateral spreading tumor at the recto-sigmoid junction. After the second piece was resected, we noted a suspicious area of …

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EMR is superior to rectal suction biopsy for analysis of enteric ganglia in constipation and dysmotility

Post written by Kenneth Barshop, MD, from the Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. This study demonstrated a potential new application of an existing technique, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), to aid in the diagnosis of Hirschsprung’s Disease. While EMR has been established as a therapeutic and diagnostic procedure …

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EMR with an over-the-scope clip for superficial nonampullary duodenal epithelial tumor with fibrosis

Post written by Tomoaki Tashima, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Saitama, Japan. A 52-year-old man was found to have a flat-elevated tumor measuring approximately 10 mm in diameter in the second part of the duodenum. First, the border of the target lesion was marked using the tip of …

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Volume of surgery for benign colorectal polyps in the last 11 years

Post written by Maxime E.S. Bronzwaer, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Over the past decade endoscopic resection techniques, such as piecemeal endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), have progressed significantly to treat large and complex non-pedunculated colorectal polyps. Endoscopic resection …

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A hybrid endoscopic technique to close tracheoesophageal fistula

Post written by Maoyin Pang, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. A 56-year-old male with a history of laryngeal malignancy status post laryngectomy and permanent tracheostomy and tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis placed 12 years ago was referred to our clinic for recurrent aspiration of both liquid and solid …

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