Novel SEMS for malignant hilar biliary obstruction

Tadahisa Inoue, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Gifu Prefectural Tajimi Hospital, in Gifu, Japan, describes this New Methods article "Feasibility of the placement of a novel 6-mm diameter threaded fully covered self-expandable metal stent for malignant hilar biliary obstructions (with videos)." The focus of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of …

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Evaluation of EUS-PD with FCSEMS

Do Hyun Park, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, in Seoul, Korea shares this Original Article "Feasibility and safety of a fully covered self-expandable metal stent with antimigration properties for EUS-guided pancreatic duct drainage: early and midterm outcomes (with video)." The …

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Metal vs. plastic stents for pancreatic pseudocyst drainage

Reem Z. Sharaiha, MD, MSc, from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, New York, USA, describes this Original Article, "Metal versus plastic for pancreatic pseudocyst drainage: clinical outcomes and success." Our aim was to compare fully covered self-expanding metal stents (FCSEMSs) to plastic stents for endoscopic drainage of pancreatic pseudocyst drainage in terms of …

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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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