Transplantation of autologous esophageal mucosa

Post written by JianYing Bai, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Xinqiao Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China. We focused on the effectiveness and safety of endoscopic transplantation of autologous esophageal mucosa in preventing stricture formation after circumferential ESD. Esophageal stricture is a very common adverse event after ESD, especially with resection of nearly …

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Acellular dermal matrix for esophageal stricture prevention after ESD in a porcine model

Post written by Siyu Sun MD, PhD, and Ye Han MD, PhD, from the Endoscopic Center, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China. Esophageal stenosis is closely associated with quasi-circumferential endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). We examined whether post-ESD esophageal stricture can be prevented by grafting an acellular dermal matrix (ADM) membrane in a large …

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Biodegradable stents for refractory benign esophageal strictures

Post written by Tomonori Yano, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Japan. This study was a prospective evaluation of efficacy and safety of biodegradable stents for refractory benign esophageal strictures after curative treatment for esophageal cancer. Before conducting this study, little was known about the efficacy and …

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Endoscopic incision method to treat refractory esophageal stricture

Post written by Bing Hu, MB, from the Department of Gastroenterology, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Our video case report describes a 34-year-old woman with refractory esophageal stricture that resulted from scar formation after endoscopic submucosal dissection of a fibroma. Esophagography showed the stricture located at the level of T6 with a …

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Incision therapy for unusual esophageal stricture

Milan S. Bassan, MBBS, FRACP, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Liverpool Hospital, in Liverpool and University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia presents this VideoGIE case, "Incision therapy for an unusual esophageal stricture." This is a case of a refractory benign esophageal stricture due to typhoid. As bougie and balloon dilation had …

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