Palliation of malignant distal colonic obstruction via percutaneous endoscopic colostomy using a lumen-apposing metal stent

Post written by Todd H. Baron, MD, MASGE, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Director of Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This is a patient who had terminal cancer and sigmoid colonic obstruction not adequately relieved by overlapping, well-positioned, self-expandable metal luminal stents. Because he …

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The use of double-pigtailed stents to relieve obstruction of a previous endoscopic gastrojejunal lumen-apposing metal stent

Post written by Corey O’Brien, MD, from the Department of Hospital Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The case involved an elderly woman with locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma. She was recently admitted for malignant gastric outlet obstruction and underwent successful placement of a gastrojejunal LAMS. She was readmitted shortly thereafter with occlusion of the …

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EUS-guided gallbladder drainage: Where will we go next?

Post written by Mihai Rimbaş, MD, PhD, and Alberto Larghi, MD, PhD, from the Gastroenterology Department, Colentina Clinical Hospital; the Department of Internal Medicine, Carol Davila University of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania; the Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS; and the Center for Endoscopic Research Therapeutics and Training, Catholic University, Rome, Italy. We …

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Lessons learned from a salvage procedure for LAMS misplacement during EUS-guided gastrojejunal bypass

Post written by Bruno Costa Martins, MD, PhD, from the Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz, Endoscopy Unit, São Paulo, Brazil. We described a case of an 88-year-old patient with obstructive symptoms due to advanced head pancreatic neoplasm. EUS-guided gastrojejunal bypass (EUS-GJ) was chosen to palliate gastric outlet obstruction symptoms. EUS-GJ bypass was attempted with the aid …

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Endoscopic management of symptomatic walled-off omental fat necrosis

Post written by C. Roberto Simons-Linares, MD, and Prabhleen Chahal, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. We describe a case a 57-year-old man with a history of neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas status post-laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy that presented to us with severe abdominal pain and found …

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Lumen-apposing metal stent use to maintain a surgical anastomosis

Post written by Mohammed Barawi, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Interventional Endoscopy, Ascension St John Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. In this video, we show the use of a lumen-opposing metal stent (AXIO stent) to maintain a stenosing gastroenterostomy in a patient with superior mesenteric artery syndrome. This video is meant to show one of …

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Safety of EUS-guided gallbladder drainage using a LAMS in patients requiring anticoagulation

Post written by Catherine Frakes Vozzo, DO, and Prabhleen Chahal, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. The purpose of our case series was to assess the safety of endoscopic ultrasound-guided gallbladder drainage (EUS-GBD) in patients requiring chronic anticoagulation. EUS-GBD is performed to treat acute cholecystitis in patients who …

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EUS-guided transrectal drainage of pelvic fluid collections using electrocautery-enhanced lumen-apposing metal stents

Post written by Andrea Lisotti, MD, from the Gastroenterology Unit, Hospital of Imola, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. Pelvic fluid collections (PFCs) are frequent adverse events of abdominal surgery or inflammatory conditions. Percutaneous approach for deep PFC could be challenging and could result in longer and painful recovery; trans-vaginal …

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EUS-guided duodenojejunostomy by use of a 2-cm LAMS to treat proximal jejunal stricture in a patient with chronic pancreatitis

Post written by Michael Lajin, MD, from the Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, California, USA. A 26-year-old man presented with a 2-week history of nausea and vomiting. His medical history was significant for recurrent pancreatitis secondary to hypertriglyceridemia, infected walled-off necrosis requiring cystogastrostomy, splenic vein thrombosis resulting in severe portal hypertensive gastropathy, and large gastric …

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Intraperitoneal echoendoscopy for rescue of a gastrojejunal anastomosis

Post written by Theodore W. James, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. We describe our experience rescuing a maldeployed lumen-apposing metal stent (LAMS) by passing an endoscopic ultrasound scope through the proximal end of the stent and re-puncturing the target bowel from within the …

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