Endoscopic band ligation in the treatment of gastric antral vascular ectasia

Post written by Babu P. Mohan, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of Utah Health School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Treatment of GAVE is traditionally done by endoscopic thermal therapy like argon plasma coagulation (APC) or radiofrequency ablation (RFA). However, recently, endoscopic band ligation has been reported as an …

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Endoscopic band ligation in diverticular bleeding

Post written by Daniela G. Vinsard, MD and Victoria Gómez, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Our video case report describes a 90-year-old man with acute painless hematochezia and diverticular bleeding in the sigmoid colon, which was detected on a same day colonoscopy after a …

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Stepwise endoscopic eradication of GAVE using detachable snare and band ligation

Post written by Andrew P Wright, MD and Anoop Prabhu, MD, from the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. We present a case of a 58-year-old man with decompensated cirrhosis and transfusion-dependent anemia with nodular gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) refractory to multiple treatment sessions with mucosal ablative therapies that we …

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Endoscopic band ligation in a porcine model

Ryan Law, DO from the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA discusses his New Methods article "Endoscopic band ligation for closure of GI perforations in a porcine animal model (with video)." We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of endoscopic band ligation for closure of acute gastrointestinal perforations using …

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