Helix tack suspension for esophageal stent fixation

Post written by Roberto P. Trasolini, MD, MSc, from the Center for Advanced Endoscopy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. We describe and demonstrate a technique for esophageal stent fixation using through-the-scope (TTS) suturing, a new technique that makes use of helix tacks connected by a 3-0 polypropylene suture …

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Successful endoscopic management of a malignant gastroretroperitoneal fistula

Post written by Ali Alshati, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Creighton University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. This is a case of a gastric fistula due to involvement with lymphoma that was successfully managed endoscopically and then with systemic therapy. Endoscopic closure consisted of ablation of the fistula track with argon …

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