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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Editor’s Choice: Detection and staging of esophageal cancers within BE

Associate Editor Jacques Devière, MD, PhD recommends this Original Article from the December issue "Detection and staging of esophageal cancers within Barrett’s esophagus is improved by assessment in specialized Barrett’s units." The authors clearly address a common problem in the assessment of patients having Barrett's esophagus (BE) and dysplasia. In 2014, evaluation of these patients includes …

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Insulated-tip knife endoscopic resection

Enqiang Linghu, MD from the Chinese PLA General Hospital in Beijing, China presents this video case "Insulated-tip knife endoscopic resection of a giant pedunculated colon polyp" from the VideoGIE section. Our video introduced a novel but feasible method with insulated-tip (IT) knife to remove a giant pedunculated colon polyp. The polyp, approximately 4cmx 4cm in …

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PGS technology to detect pancreatic cancer

Michael Wallace, MD, MPH from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, USA discusses his article "Polarization gating spectroscopy of normal-appearing duodenal mucosa to detect pancreatic cancer." In this study, we tested the hypothesis that pancreatic cancer is detectable from the normal appearing duodenum, using sophisticated spectroscopy methods. The concept …

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NOTES in diagnosis of unexplained ascites

Fa-chao Zhi, MD from the Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Gastroenterology; Department of Gastroenterology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, China discusses this Original Article "Role of transgastric natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery in the diagnosis of ascites of unknown origin (with videos)" from the November issue. The purpose of this study was to evaluate …

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Editor’s Choice: Longitudinal assessment of colonoscopy quality indicators

Associate Editor Mimi Canto, MD, MHS, FASGE, highlights this Original Article "Longitudinal assessment of colonoscopy quality indicators: a report from the Gastroenterology Practice Management Group" by Lyndon V. Hernandez, MD, MPH, Thomas M. Deas, MD, Marc F. Catalano, MD, Nalini M. Guda, MD, Lin Huang, MD, Scott R. Ketover, MD, Kyle P. Etzkorn, MD, Kumar G. …

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