Endoscopic removal of gastric band

Shashideep Singhal, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at The University of Texas at Houston Medical School in  Houston, Texas, USA presents this VideoGIE case, "Endoscopic removal of gastric band by use of a stent-induced erosion technique." A 51-year-old woman with vertical band gastroplasty presented with epigastric abdominal pain and emesis. An …

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Ingested lithium batteries cause gastrojejunal fistula

V.G. Mohan Prasad, DM, FRCP (Edin), from the VGM Hospital, Coimbatore,  in Tamil Nadu, India presents this video case "Spontaneous magnetic gastrojejunal fistula caused by accidentally ingested lithium batteries." In this video, we demonstrate a case of a gastrojejunal (GJ) fistula created by accidental ingestion of lithium batteries. This young man of 25 had gulped batteries …

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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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