Successful removal of a giant esophageal lipoma with hybrid endoscopic submucosal dissection

Post written by Ameya Deshmukh, DO, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University - SOM, St. Louis, Missouri. In this video, we showcase the removal of a 7-cm esophageal lipoma in a patient who presented with dysphagia (Eckardt score of 6) and weight loss. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) was used to expose the …

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Soft palate findings associated with a high risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma using an endoscopic system with enhanced depth-of-field imaging

Post written by Kotaro Waki, MD, from the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka International Cancer Institute, Osaka, Japan. We previously reported that 3 endoscopic findings of melanosis, whitish epithelium, and vasodilation in the soft palate are associated with a high risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and are considered useful as indicators of ESCC. …

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Steroid injection and polyglycolic acid shielding to prevent stricture after esophageal ESD

Post written by Yoshiki Sakaguchi, MD, PhD, and Yosuke Tsuji, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. Postoperative stricture is a severe adverse event, which frequently occurs after resection of over 3/4 the circumference of the esophagus and may require treatment over a long period …

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Oxygen saturation imaging as a useful tool for visualizing the mode of action of photodynamic therapy for esophageal cancer

Post written by Masayuki Suyama, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Japan. This video case series presents the usefulness of oxygen saturation imaging for photodynamic therapy for esophageal cancer. Oxygen saturation (OS) imaging is a novel technique that directly measures and visualizes the tissue oxygen saturation …

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A clinical model predicting the risk of esophageal high-grade lesions in opportunistic screening

Post written by Yang Ke, MD, and Zhonghu He, PhD, from the Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Translational Research (Ministry of Education/Beijing), Laboratory of Genetics, Peking University Cancer Hospital & Institute, Beijing, P.R. China. Endoscopic screening provides an opportunity for early detection and endoscopic therapy of esophageal lesions. In contrast to organized screening programs, which …

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Salvage endoscopic submucosal tunneling dissection using IT knife nano for an elderly patient with circumferential residual esophageal squamous cell carcinoma after radiotherapy

Post written by Mai Ego, MD, and Seiichiro Abe, MD, PhD , from Endoscopy Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. A 96-year-old man underwent definitive radiotherapy for extensive early esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) involving the middle esophagus. Three months after radiotherapy, a residual tumor was detected during esophagogastroduodenoscopy. A 50-mm circumferential flat lesion …

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Outcomes of delayed endoscopic management for esophageal soft food impactions

Post written by Timothy Krill, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA. The focus of this study was to evaluate rates of adverse events in esophageal soft food impactions relative to time to endoscopy. We compared differences in outcomes between those who underwent an EGD within …

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Real-time automated diagnosis of precancerous lesions and early esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Post written by Bing Hu, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. The focus of this study is to develop and validate a real-time automated diagnosis of precancerous lesions and early esophageal squamous cell carcinoma using a deep learning model. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) accounts for more than …

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Classification for invasion depth of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Post written by Ryu Ishihara, MD, from the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka International Cancer Institute, Osaka, Japan. The aim of this study was to develop a computerized image analysis system using deep learning to diagnose the invasion depth of superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Diagnosing cancer invasion depth of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma …

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