Endoscopic ultrasound-guided ileosigmoidostomy using a lumen-apposing metal stent for palliation of malignant small-bowel obstruction

Post written by Donevan Westerveld, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York, USA. A high-grade malignant small-bowel obstruction (SBO) is typically managed with surgical diversion (ileostomy) or palliative decompression via nasogastric tube or venting gastrostomy. These approaches have a significant impact on a patient’s quality of …

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Diagnostic yield and therapeutic impact of novel motorized spiral enteroscopy in small-bowel disorders

Post written by Mohan Ramchandani, MD, DM, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology Hospitals, Hyderabad, India. The small bowel is long mobile organ in the peritoneum, which makes it difficult to be evaluated by conventional endoscopy. Deep enteroscopy (DE) is a cumbersome procedure; there are many shortcomings of balloon-assisted enteroscopy (BAE), which …

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