In vivo diagnosis of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm with per-oral pancreatoscopy–guided confocal laser endomicroscopy

Post written by Yuki Tanisaka, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Saitama, Japan. Our patient was a 79-year-old man in whom computed tomography indicated expansion of the main pancreatic duct. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) showed expansion of the entire pancreatic duct but could not detect the villous protrusions. Endoscopic …

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Endoscopic intra-abdominal rescue therapy of a dislodged EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy stent

Post written by Johannes Maubach, MD, from the Department of Visceral Surgery and Medicine, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. We report a case of an 86-year-old fragile woman who was admitted with painless jaundice and massively congested intrahepatic ducts. An outside MRCP showed a suspicious lesion in the tail of the …

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EUS-directed transgastric ERCP

Post written by Antonio Mendoza Ladd, MD, from the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA. This is a case of a patient with impending ascending cholangitis secondary to choledocolithiasis in the setting of a Roux-en-Y anatomy. Given her surgical anatomy, we discussed …

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Crossing the minefield: EUS-guided transesophageal biliary rendezvous

Post written by Sundeep Lakhtakia, MD, DM, from the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India. An elderly male presented with obstructive jaundice due to malignant distal biliary obstruction related to pancreatic head mass. There was associated portal vein thrombosis causing portal cavernoma and large esophago-gastric varices along with ascites. Repeated attempts to drain the obstructed …

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EUS diagnosis of cystic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

Post written by Harry R. Aslanian, MD, from the Section of Digestive Disease, Yale New Haven Medical Center, School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. We present a series of cases highlighting the EUS features of cystic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Pancreas neuroendocrine tumors are rare and are less commonly cystic. The recognition and targeting of wall …

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Electroacupuncture-reduced sedative and analgesic requirements for diagnostic EUS

Post written by Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, FRCSEd, from the Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China. Acupuncture has been used as part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. However, the role of electroacupuncture (EA) in reducing sedative and analgesic requirements …

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EUS evaluation of liver lesions

Post written by Muhammad Nadeem Yousaf, MD, and Harry R. Aslanian, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Digestive Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. In our video case series, we present endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) imaging of common benign and malignant liver lesions. The cases presented include: liver cyst …

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