Diagnostic yield and therapeutic impact of novel motorized spiral enteroscopy in small-bowel disorders

Post written by Mohan Ramchandani, MD, DM, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology Hospitals, Hyderabad, India. The small bowel is long mobile organ in the peritoneum, which makes it difficult to be evaluated by conventional endoscopy. Deep enteroscopy (DE) is a cumbersome procedure; there are many shortcomings of balloon-assisted enteroscopy (BAE), which …

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Greater-curvature POEM with diverticuloseptotomy for the treatment of achalasia in a patient with a large epiphrenic diverticulum

Post written by Ryan Law, DO, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. We present a 93-year-old man with classic symptoms and manometric findings consistent with type III achalasia with an associated large epiphrenic esophageal diverticulum. He underwent an anterior POEM at an outside institution. He presented to …

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