Perforation closure using polyglycolic acid sheets and fibrin glue

Yoshiki Sakaguchi, MD, PhD, Yosuke Tsuji, MD, PhD, Kazuhiko Koike, MD, PhD, Mitsuhiro Fujishiro, MD, PhD, and Kazuhiko Koike, MD, PhD from the University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan discuss their video case "Successful closure of a large perforation during colorectal ESD by application of polyglycolic acid sheets and fibrin glue." The shielding method with polyglycolic …

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Large muscle-layer defect closed using endoloop-clips technique

Motohiko Kato, MD, PhD, and Toshio Uraoka, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Tokyo Medical Center, in Tokyo, Japan share this video case "A large muscle-layer defect of the stomach caused by endoscopic submucosal dissection is closed by using the endoloop-clips technique." Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) can remove endoscopically even for …

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Perforation in colorectal stenting

Emo E. van Halsema, MSc discusses this Original Article "Perforation in colorectal stenting: a meta-analysis and a search for risk factors" from the June issue. We performed a meta-analysis of the literature to identify risk factors for perforation from colonic stent placement. A total of 86 studies published between 2005 and 2011 were selected, including …

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Predictors of incomplete resection and perforation for ESD

Nana Hayashi, MD from Hiroshima University Hospital in Hiroshima, Japan discusses her Original Article "Predictors of incomplete resection and perforation associated with endoscopic submucosal dissection for colorectal tumors." Predictors of incomplete resection and perforation can include lesion size, growth type, pathological diagnosis, use of hemostatic forceps, degree of fibrosis, history of biopsy, history of local …

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