Postcholecystectomy refractory biliary leaks

Jorge Canena, MD, PhD, from the Center of Gastroenterology, Hospital Cuf Infante Santo, in Lisbon, Portugal discusses this Original Article "A non-randomized study in consecutive patients with postcholecystectomy refractory biliary leaks who were managed endoscopically with the use of multiple plastic stents or fully covered self-expandable metal stents (with videos)." We compared the clinical effectiveness …

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EUS-guided drainage using metal stents

Ryosuke Tonozuka, MD, from the Depatment of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Tokyo Medical University in Tokyo, Japan discusses this New Methods article "EUS-guided drainage of hepatic abscess and infected biloma using short and long metal stents (with videos)." Refractory hepatic abscess (HA) and infected biloma (IBL), in which inflammation does not improve only by the …

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Tamponade of a bleeding pseudocyst

Amy Tyberg, MD from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, New York, USA presents this video case, "Tamponade of a bleeding pseudocyst with a fully covered metal stent." This video describes a case of an endoscopic-ultrasound (EUS) guided pseudocyst drainage that was complicated by bleeding into the cyst cavity seen on EUS imaging. The …

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Biliary stent for hemobilia caused by portal biliopathy

Mahesh Kumar Goenka, MD, DM, FACG, FASGE from the Institute of Gastroenterology, Department of Interventional Radiology at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals in Kolkata, India shares this VideoGIE case "Fully covered self-expandable metal biliary stent for hemobilia caused by portal biliopathy." Overt bleeding from an ampulla after plastic biliary stent removal in portal biliopathy is a life …

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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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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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