EUS-guided gallbladder drainage versus laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis

Post written by Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, FRCSEd (Gen), from the Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR. EUS-guided gallbladder drainage (EUS-GBD) is a safe alternative to percutaneous cholecystostomy (PT-GBD) for acute cholecystitis. How the procedure compares to laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is uncertain. The aim of …

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Optical diagnosis of colorectal polyps: a randomized controlled trial comparing endoscopic image-enhancing modalities

Post written by Roupen Djinbachian, MD, from the Division of Internal Medicine, Montreal University Hospital Center (CHUM) and Montreal University Hospital Research Center (CRCHUM), Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The focus of this study was to compare a novel endoscopic image-enhancing modality (Optivista) to an existing precursor (iScan) for optical colorectal polyp diagnosis in a randomized controlled …

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Evaluation of colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection using a multifunctional snare

Post written by Jun Arimoto, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Omori Red Cross Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. In this study, we evaluate the safety and efficacy of colorectal ESD using the SOUTEN snare. Although the SOUTEN snare was introduced for hybrid ESD, hybrid ESD involves partial submucosal dissection. So, we thought that “SOUTEN-ESD,” mean …

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Endoscopic submucosal dissection for superficial pharyngeal carcinoma using transnasal endoscope

Post written by Daisuke Kikuchi, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. During endoscopic procedures, it is a great advantage that the diameter of the endoscope is small. It is possible to enter a narrow space, and it is also possible to approach a lesion that cannot be approached by the …

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Clinical utility of cricopharyngeal distensibility measurements during endoscopic myotomy for Zenker’s diverticulum

Post written by Linda Yun Zhang, MBBS, FRACP, from the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, St George Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Flexible endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy allows minimally invasive treatment of patients with Zenker’s diverticulum. Despite its wide uptake there is a substantial retreatment rate, which is at least partly due to the lack …

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An innovative next-generation endoscopic submucosal injection material with a 2-step injection system

Post written by Ryohei Hirose, MD, PhD, from the Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, and the Department of Infectious Diseases, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan. The development and clinical introduction of high-performance submucosal injection materials (SIMs) will …

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Combined bridging and antegrade stent placement during transmural treatment for malignant hilar biliary obstruction in a patient with surgically altered anatomy

Post written by Hassan Atalla, MSc, and Hideyuki Shiomi, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan, and Hepatology and Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Mansoura Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt. A 69-year-old woman who had undergone a distal gastrectomy combined …

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Improved detection of liver metastasis using Kupffer-phase imaging in contrast-enhanced harmonic EUS in patients with pancreatic cancer

Post written by Kosuke Minaga, MD, PhD, and Masayuki Kitano, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, Osaka-Sayama, and the Second Department of Internal Medicine, Wakayama Medical University School of Medicine, Wakayama, Japan. The focus of this study was to assess the usefulness of Kupffer-phase imaging in contrast-enhanced …

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EUS-guided gastrojejunostomy and hepaticogastrostomy for malignant duodenal and biliary obstruction

Post written by Kevin D. Platt, MD, and Ryan J. Law, DO, from the Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Our case describes a 59-year-old woman with metastatic ovarian cancer who presented with nausea with vomiting and jaundice secondary to a large mesenteric mass that was causing both gastric outlet and …

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EUS-guided choledochoduodenostomy as a rescue after failed ERCP and percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage in the management of postoperative benign biliary stricture

Post written by Sundeep Lakhtakia, MD, MNAMS, DM, FASGE, from the Department of Medical Gastroenterology, AIG Hospitals and Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. A young woman who had surgical choledocho-duodenostomy 5 years ago for biliary adverse events soon after cholecystectomy presented with biliary obstruction. MRCP revealed a smooth mid-CBD stricture, intra-hepatic stone with …

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