Endoscopic resection of a giant fibrovascular esophageal polyp by use of a scissor-type knife

Post written by Kenji Yamazaki, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Gifu Prefectural General Medical Center, Gifu, Japan. We described a case of a giant fibrovascular esophageal polyp endoscopically resected by use of a scissor-type knife. Fibrovascular esophageal polyps are rare, and most of these are enormous and arise from the cricopharynx or upper …

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Gastric and duodenal pseudomelanosis: a new insight into its pathogenesis

Post written by Shou-jiang Tang, MD, from the Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. We report a case of gastric and duodenal pseudomelanosis; its full development was documented on serial upper endoscopies over 2 years, preceded by an 18-month daily iron supplement, interval development of iron …

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Duodenal ESD for a large protruded lesion located just behind the pyloric ring

Post written by Tomoaki Tashima, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Saitama, Japan. A 72-year-old man was found to have a large protruded tumor measuring approximately 60 mm in diameter in the duodenal bulb. He underwent ESD under general anesthesia in the operating room. After local injection of sodium hyaluronate …

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Efficacy of a novel lumen-apposing metal stent for the treatment of symptomatic pancreatic pseudocysts

Post written by Tae Jun Song, MD, PhD, Sang Soo Lee, MD, PhD, Jong Ho Moon, MD, PhD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, and the Department of Internal Medicine, SoonChunHyang University School of Medicine, Bucheon, Republic of Korea. We investigated the effectiveness and safety …

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Electrohydraulic lithotripsy through a fistula of EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy

Post written by Tatsuya Sato, MD, Yousuke Nakai, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. A 50-year-old man with a history of hepaticojejunostomy and Roux-en-Y reconstruction suffered from recurrent cholangitis due to bilateral intrahepatic stones. After failed double-balloon endoscope-assisted ERCP and percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage, …

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Editor’s Choice: Differential risk of disease progression in CD

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Lisa L. Strate, MD, MPH, highlights this article from the August issue “Differential risk of disease progression between isolated anastomotic ulcers and mild ileal recurrence after ileocolonic resection in patients with Crohn’s disease” by Jacob E. Ollech, MD, et al.  Crohn's disease recurrence after ileocolonic resection is a common problem. It …

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Optimizing histopathologic evaluation of EMR specimens of Barrett’s esophagus–related neoplasia

Post written by Anouk Overwater, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, and the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands. The main question of this study is which specimen handling method results in an optimal histopathological evaluation of endoscopic resection specimens of …

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