Management of a refractory leak after sleeve gastrectomy: the endoscopic armamentarium

Post written by Jessica X. Yu, MD, MS, and Allison R. Schulman, MD, MPH, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. We described the case of a 48-year-old woman with a history of a sleeve gastrectomy complicated by a refractory staple line leak. The patient presented 2 weeks …

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EUS-guided pseudocyst drainage

Vinay Dhir, MD, FASGE, from the Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences in Mumbai, India discusses this Original Article, "EUS-guided pseudocyst drainage: Prospective evaluation of early removal of fully covered self expandable metal stents with pancreatic ductal stenting in selected patients." The study focused on 2 aspects of pseudocyst drainage (PD). Firstly, whether it is possible …

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Management of pancreatic collections with novel stent

Dr. Sujievvan Chandran from the Department of Gastroenterology, Austin Health Melbourne in Victoria, Australia discusses his Original Article "Management of pancreatic collections with a novel endoscopically placed fully covered self-expandable metal stent: a national experience (with videos)." The purpose of this study was to evaluate a recently developed lumen-apposing, fully covered self-expandable metal stent (FCSEMS) …

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Fully covered non-foreshortening esophageal stent

Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, FASGE, FACP, FRCP from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA reports on his Original Article "Efficacy and safety of a new fully covered self-expandable non-foreshortening metal esophageal stent." The primary focus of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy …

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Author Discussion Series- Ken Liu

A Review Article from the July issue "Fully covered self-expandable metal stents for treatment of benign biliary strictures" by Arthur J. Kaffes, MBBS, FRACP and Ken Liu, MBBS, BSci (Med). Ken Liu, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney in Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia, reports on his Review Article "Fully covered self-expandable metal …

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Editor’s Choice- Stuart Sherman

Associate Editor, Stuart Sherman, MD, FASGE, recommends the article “Fully covered self-expandable metal stents for the treatment of benign biliary strictures" by Arthur J. Kaffes, MBBS, FRACP and Ken Liu,  MBBS, BSci (Med) from the July issue of GIE. This review article highlights the use of fully covered self-expandable metal stents (FCSEMSs) as a potential …

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