Band ligation-assisted endoscopic mucosal resection of an intradiverticular polyp

Post written by Mohammed Barawi, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Interventional Endoscopy, Ascension St John Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. In this video, we present the case of a healthy 50-year-old man who was seen for routine colonoscopy and was found to have a 7-mm polyp within the base of a diverticulum. The colonoscopy was …

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The National Polyp Study at 40: challenges then and now

Post written by Sidney J. Winawer, MD, and Ann G. Zauber, PhD, from the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Service, Department of Medicine, and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA. Colonoscopy was introduced in the 1970s, making it possible for the first time to directly examine …

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Use of a new traction device to expose the base of a pedunculated appendiceal polyp

Post written by Hirosato Tamari, MD, from the Department of Endoscopy, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan. A 67-year-old man underwent a positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan for thyroid cancer and was found to have an accumulation in the cecum (SUVmax value: 8.1) and in the thyroid gland. Colonoscopy revealed a pedunculated appendiceal polyp. The …

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Cost savings in colonoscopy with artificial intelligence-aided polyp diagnosis

Post written by Yuichi Mori, MD, PhD, from the Department of Health Management and Health Economics, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. We just published the first article in the world that investigates the possibility of reducing medical costs by using artificial intelligence (AI) during colonoscopy. This AI tool is designed …

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Combination of immersion in saline solution, pocket-creation method, water-jet hydrodissection, and hybrid knife “probe mode”

Post written by Felipe Ramos-Zabala, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, HM Montepríncipe University Hospital, Boadilla del Monte, and the Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of CEU San Pablo, Madrid, Spain. In this video case report, we describe an endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of a giant rectal polyp with granular nodular …

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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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ESD with scissor-type knife for pedunculated polyp with short and thick stalk

Post written by Shunsuke Yamamoto, MD, PhD, and Morteza Shafazand, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Östra, Sweden. This is a case of a pedunculated polyp in the sigmoid colon whose stalk is short and thick, and we resected it using a scissor-type endoscopic knife. We wanted to demonstrate how to maneuver …

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Salvage resection of recurrent polyp after polypectomy

Post written by Michiko Wada, MD, and Toshio Uraoka, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan. We report a case of a 77-year-old woman who had undergone polypectomy for a polyp on the anastomosis of past laparoscopic sigmoidectomy but was referred to our endoscopy unit with recurrent polyp. …

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Computer-based teaching module for diminutive colon polyps

Amit Rastogi, MD Director of Endoscopy at the Kansas City VA Medical Center and Associate Professor at the University of Kansas, discusses his Original Article "Impact of a computer-based teaching module on characterization of diminutive colon polyps by using narrow-band imaging by non-experts in academic and community practice: a video-based study." The main focus of this …

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