Potential for peritoneal cancer cell seeding in endoscopic full-thickness resection

Post written by Osamu Goto, MD, PhD, from the Division of Research and Development for Minimally Invasive Treatment, Cancer Center, Keio University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. This article is focusing on the importance of non-exposure technique in local resection for early gastric cancers. We prospectively investigated the ability of cancer cells to be detached …

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Over-the-scope clip-assisted endoscopic full-thickness resection

Post written by Louis M. Wong Kee Song from the Mayo Clinic. The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of over-the-scope clip-assisted endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR) technique for removal of epithelial and subepithelial lesions in the GI tract. EFTR allows for definitive diagnosis and treatment of select subepithelial and epithelial …

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Cold snare vs cold forceps polypectomy

Bo-In Lee, MD, PhD from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital at The Catholic University of Korea in Seoul, Korea discusses this Original Article "Cold snare polypectomy versus cold forceps polypectomy for diminutive and small colorectal polyps: a randomized controlled trial." Cold snare should be considered first for the complete resection of colorectal polyp …

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Jejunal hemangioma resection

Toufic Kachaamy, MD and Shabana F. Pasha, MD from Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Phoenix, Arizona and Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona, respectively, share their VideoGIE case "Jejunal hemangioma resection via double-balloon enteroscopy." This case describes the endoscopic resection via double balloon enteroscopy of a jejunal hemangioma located approximately 280 cm distal to the ligament …

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