Metal stent covered with a silicone membrane containing integrated silver particles in preventing biofilm and sludge formation

Post written by Tae Hoon Lee, MD, PhD, and Do Hyun Park, MD, PhD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, and the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea. Membrane-covered self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) have been developed to …

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Drainage of infected pancreatic necrosis

Amy Tyberg, MD, from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, New York, USA shares this video case "Drainage of infected pancreatic necrosis by using 2 lumen-apposing metal stents, a nasocystic drain, and hydrogen peroxide." This case describes a 55-year-old man with an infected, 16cm walled-off necrotic pancreatic fluid collection. Standard cystgastrostomy into the proximal …

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Pancreatic necrosectomy using lumen-apposing stent

Amy Tyberg, MD from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, New York, USA presents this video case, "Pancreatic Necrosectomy when using a Lumen-Apposing Metal Stent." This video describes a case of a patient with pancreatic walled-off necrosis who failed endoscopic drainage using plastic pigtail stents and subsequently underwent successful endoscopic drainage with a fully-covered, …

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New hybrid metal stent for EUS-guided biliary drainage

Tae Jun Song, MD, PhD and Sang Soo Lee, MD, PhD from University of Ulsan in Seoul, South Korea report on their New Methods article "Preliminary report on a new hybrid metal stent for EUS-guided biliary drainage (with videos)." We investigated the feasibility and safety of a newly developed self-expandable metal stent tailored for use …

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EUS-Guided Drainage of Pseudocyst

Payal Saxena, MD, from the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, USA presents this video case "EUS-Guided Drainage of a Giant Hemorrhagic Pseudocyst by a Through-the-scope Esophageal Metal Stent." A 78-year-old man with hemorrhagic transformation of a 17cm pseudocyst was hemodynamically unstable requiring splenic artery embolization. …

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Novel EUS-guided gastrojejunostomy technique

Takao Itoi, MD, PhD, FASGE from the Tokyo Medical University in Tokyo, Japan discusses his article "Novel EUS-guided gastrojejunostomy technique using a new double-balloon enteric tube and lumen-apposing metal stent (with videos)" from the New Methods section of the December issue. Advanced gastric, duodenal, and peri-pancreatic cancers can show gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) at the …

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