Retroflexed endoscopic full-thickness resection

Xuefeng Lu, MD, from Qilu Hospital, Shandong University School of Medicine, in Jinan, China discusses this New Methods article "Facilitating retroflexed endoscopic full-thickness resection through loop-mediated or rope-mediated countertraction (with videos)." Our study focused on providing simple and effective methods to provide counter-traction during endoscopic resection of gastric submucosal tumors. Compared to laparoscopic surgery, endoscopic …

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ESD treatment of early cecal cancer

Kinichi Hotta, MD, from the Division of Endoscopy, Shizuoka Cancer Center, in Shizuoka, Japan describes this VideoGIE case "Early cecal cancer adjacent to the appendiceal orifice successfully treated by endoscopic submucosal dissection." The cecal tumor adjacent to the appendiceal orifice (CTAO) is considered one of the most difficult lesions to be treated by endoscopic resection. …

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Complete endoscopic resection for Barrett’s HGD and/or early cancer

Farzan F. Bahin, MBBS (Hons), FRACP, MPhil, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Westmead Hospital, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia discusses this Original Article, "Long-term outcomes of a primary complete endoscopic resection strategy for short-segment Barrett’s esophagus with high-grade dysplasia and/or early esophageal adenocarcinoma." The optimal therapy for Barrett’s high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and …

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Precutting EMR for cecal tumors

Kenichiro Imai, MD, from the Division of Endoscopy, Shizuoka Cancer Center, in Shizuoka, Japan presents this video case, "Pre-cutting endoscopic mucosal resection for cecal tumors extending to the appendiceal orifice." We demonstrate a pre-cutting EMR technique for a cecal tumor extending to the appendiceal orifice (CTAO). A 65-year-old-woman was referred to our hospital because of …

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Endoscopic resection of giant esophageal lipoma

Danny Cheriyan, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, USA shares this VideoGIE case, "Giant esophageal lipoma: endoscopic resection." We describe a rare case of a large esophageal lipoma that caused significant dysphagia in a 72-year-old male patient. These lesions are typically small, and are incidentally noted …

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Polidocanol injection decreases bleeding rate after colon polypectomy

Antonio Facciorusso, MD, from the  Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Medical Sciences, at the University of Foggia in Foggia, Italy discusses this Original Article, "Polidocanol injection decreases the bleeding rate after colon polypectomy: a propensity score analysis." Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is frequently used for polyps over 20 mm in diameter. The technique involves the injection …

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Band and slough technique for nonampullary duodenal adenomas

Naresh T. Gunaratnam, MD and Eugene Zolotarevsky, MD from the Department of Gastroenterology, Huron Gastroenterology in Ypsilanti and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA discusses this Original Article "Efficacy and safety of the band and slough technique for endoscopic therapy of nonampullary duodenal adenomas: a case series." Standard endoscopic resection of duodenal adenomas …

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Endoscopic resection of giant esophageal leiomyoma

Vivek Kumbhari, MD from the Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland, USA presents this video case "Submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection of a giant esophageal leiomyoma." A 53-year-old woman presented for evaluation of a 2-month history of progressive dysphagia and chest pain. A chest CT …

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Insulated-tip knife endoscopic resection

Enqiang Linghu, MD from the Chinese PLA General Hospital in Beijing, China presents this video case "Insulated-tip knife endoscopic resection of a giant pedunculated colon polyp" from the VideoGIE section. Our video introduced a novel but feasible method with insulated-tip (IT) knife to remove a giant pedunculated colon polyp. The polyp, approximately 4cmx 4cm in …

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Endoscopic resection of an ampullary gangliocytic paraganglioma

Patrick Yachimski, MD, MPH from Vanderbilt University Medical Center presents this VideoGIE article titled "Endoscopic resection of an ampullary gangliocytic paraganglioma."  This video case depicts endoscopic examination and resection of a subepithelial ampullary lesion, histopathologically identified following resection as a gangliocytic paraganglioma. This case represents an unusual ampullary neoplasm. While most neoplasms resected in the …

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