EUS-guided gastroenteric anastomosis as a bridge to definitive treatment in benign gastric outlet obstruction

Post written by Theodore W. James, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. We evaluated the use of EUS-guided gastroenteric anastomoses for patients with benign gastric outlet obstruction (GOO). We wanted to see if patients were able to successfully avoid surgery using this method. We …

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Usefulness of a multibending endoscope in gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection

Post written by Koichi Hamada, MD, from the Department of Minimally Invasive Surgical and Medical Oncology, Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima and the Department of Gastroenterology, Southern-Tohoku General Hospital, Koriyama. This case study presents a series of patients with early gastric cancer undergoing endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) using a multibending endoscope (GIF-2TQ260M; Olympus Medical Corp, Tokyo, …

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A challenging case of gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection

Post written by Seiichiro Abe, MD, PhD, from the Endoscopy Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. A 62-year-old woman underwent screening esophagogastroduodenoscopy, and a suspicious 80-mm elevated, laterally spreading lesion was found involving the greater curvature of the upper gastric body. Biopsy showed well-differentiated tubular adenocarcinoma. The patient opted for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). …

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