Endoscopic tamponade using a fully covered self-expandable metallic stent for massive biliary bleeding from a pseudoaneurysm rupture during metallic stent removal

Post written by Nao Fujimori, MD, PhD, from the Department of Medicine and Bioregulatory Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. Hemobilia is a rare but life-threatening adverse event related to pancreato-biliary diseases, transhepatic percutaneous, or endoscopic interventions. The rupture of the pseudoaneurysm after a plastic stent or self-expandable metallic stents (SEMSs) …

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Triple-loop clip for the traction-assisted colorectal ESD

Post written by Shuichi Miyamoto, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hakodate Municipal Hospital, Hakodate, and the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hokkaido University Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan. Recently, the effectiveness of traction-assisted ESD has been reported, and there are various devices for applying countertraction. These …

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Hemostatic forceps used as a scissor-type knife in combination with the transanal-traction method for assisted ESD in the area of the dentate line

Post written by Felipe Ramos-Zabala, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, HM Montepríncipe University Hospital, HM Hospitales Group, and the Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of CEU San Pablo, Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain. In this video case report, we present a patient who was diagnosed with a subtle Paris 0-IIb …

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Use of a double-lumen cytology brush catheter to allow double-guidewire technique for endoscopic interventions

Post written by Kavel H. Visrodia, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. In this video case series, we describe 3 distinct cases in which the use of a double-lumen cytology brush catheter to place 2 guidewires facilitated successful endoscopic interventions. The first is a case of an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography …

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Peroral pancreatoscopy via the minor papilla in the diagnosis of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm

Post written by Shuhei Shintani, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta Tsukinowacho, Otsu Shiga, Japan. This report is the first video case report of the peroral pancreatoscopy (POPS) via the minor duodenum papilla for diagnosis of main duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (MD-IPMN). This case was novel in 2 …

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Circumferential ESD for the treatment of ultra-short-segment Barrett’s adenocarcinoma with multifocal dysplasia

Post written by Fabian Emura, MD, PhD, FASGE, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Universidad de La Sabana, Chía, and the Advanced GI Endoscopy, EmuraCenter LatinoAmerica, Bogotá DC, Colombia. The procedure initiated from the esophagus in direct view and continued from the stomach in the retroflexion view using the IT-Knife2. A small perforation occurred when the …

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A case of duodenal polyp at superior duodenal angle successfully treated by cap-assisted endoscopic mucosal resection

Post written by Ippei Tanaka, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Sendai Kousei Hospital, Miyagi, Japan. A 72-year-old woman had a duodenal polyp at the superior duodenal angle (SDA). We performed cap-assisted endoscopic mucosal resection (EMRC) and successfully removed the lesion. Endoscopic observation and resection of duodenal polyps at SDA are extremely difficult because of …

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New safety measure for the endoscopic procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic: New STEP

Post written by Daisuke Kikuchi, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. Endoscopic procedures pose the risk of contact, droplet, and aerosol infections. Infection control is therefore important during these procedures, but it has not always been adequately achieved. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, infection control during endoscopy is …

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High-risk main-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm successfully treated with EUS-guided chemoablation

Post written by Kayla M. Hartz, DO, from the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. This case is an example of a successful EUS-guided chemoablation of a patient with a high-risk, main-duct IPMN that was not a surgical candidate. This case highlights that certain high-risk features of pancreatic cysts that would have otherwise been …

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Salvage circumferential ESD for refractory dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus

Post written by Robert Bechara, MD, from the Queens University, Kingston Health Sciences Center, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. A 64-year-old woman with a complex Barrett’s history was referred to our esophageal center. Her treatment history included endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) with M3 intramucosal carcinoma and incomplete response to radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the remaining Barrett’s, as …

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