EUS-FNA of 2 right atrial masses

Post written by Rafael Romero-Castro, MD, PhD, from the Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Seville, Spain. We report EUS-FNA in 2 patients with right atrial masses, 1 of them requiring 3 passes to obtain diagnostic cytologic material. I think these 2 cases deserve to be known by the community of endosonographers because of 2 main reasons. …

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Endoscopic removal of a migrated plastic stent from the peritoneal cavity after EUS-guided gallbladder drainage

Post written by Mayu Nishiyama, MD, Shigeto Ishii, MD, Toshio Fujisawa, MD, PhD, Hiroaki Saito, MD, PhD, and Hiroyuki Isayama, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan. This is a case of unresectable hilar cholangiocarcinoma in a 74-year-old man. He developed acute cholecystitis after biliary stent placement …

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EUS-guided drainage of a pelvic abscess

Post written by Ignacio Fernández-Urién, MD, PhD, from the Gastroenterology Department, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Navarra, Spain. We presented the case of a 50-year-old woman with an 8-cm pelvic abscess secondary to an acute diverticulitis that was drained guided by EUS. First, we punctured the lesion with a 19-gauge needle, and 5 mL of purulent …

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EUS-guided gastrojejunostomy for relief of gastric outlet obstruction from a large duodenal hematoma

Post written by Theodore W. James, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. We present the first reported use of an EUS-guided gastrojejunostomy for the treatment of gastric outlet obstruction from a large duodenal hematoma. A 44-year-old man with a history of alcoholic pancreatitis presented …

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EUS-guided placement of coils and glue for the management of large bleeding fundic varices

Post written by Victoria Gómez, MD, from the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. We present a case of a 58-year-old woman in whom challenging gastric fundic varices were managed successfully with endoscopic variceal obturation using EUS-guided coil placement with subsequent glue injection. Treatment options were limited in this patient due to radiographic findings of liver …

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Large-caliber metal stent controls entry site bleeding during EUS-guided drainage of walled-off necrosis

Post written by Radhika Chavan, MD, DNB, from the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India. A 35-year-old man, diagnosed with acute necrotizing pancreatitis 7 weeks ago, presented with abdominal pain and fever for 2 weeks. Evaluation showed mild leukocytosis with raised amylase and lipase levels. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) showed large walled-off necrosis (WON) with minimal …

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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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