Hemospray hemostasis in bleeding diffusely ulcerated esophagus

Post written by Shou-jiang Tang, MD, from the Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. The authors present 3 consecutive cases of diffusely ulcerated esophagus with clinically significant bleeding. The first 2 cases failed conventional hemostatic treatment including clipping and injection therapy. In the third case, hemospray …

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Ruptured varix: tips to tackle the demon

Vishal Ghevariya, MD, from Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, California, USA describes this video case "Ruptured varix: tips to tackle the demon." A 36-year-old man with alcohol induced liver cirrhosis presented with hematemesis. After initial resuscitation, an upper endoscopy was performed. Several columns of Grade III varices were noted in the esophagus. Two fibrin …

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Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis

Vishal Ghevariya, MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in Elmhurst, New York presents this VideoGIE case "Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis." Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis (EIPD) is a condition characterized by the development of numerous epithelium lined cystic foci or diverticulum within the esophageal wall. Progressive dysphagia and chest discomfort are the most common …

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