Endoscopic submucosal dissection of early gastric cancer in a patient with situs inversus totalis

Post written by Yohei Koyama, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan. Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is defined as the complete mirror-image transposition of the thoracic and abdominal viscera. It is a relatively rare congenital anomaly with an incidence of approximately 1 per 4,000 to 8,000 persons. Endoscopic submucosal …

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Fibrous-membrane resection for hepaticojejunostomy anastomosis obstruction under enteroscopic and cholangioscopic double views

Post written by Mitsuru Okuno, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Gifu Municipal Hospital, Gifu, Japan. We describe the case of occluded hepaticojejunostomy anastomosis (HJA) with a thick and hard fibrous membrane which was able to be safely resected under direct double-endoscopic views using a cholangioscope and enteroscope (short-type double balloon endoscope). This technique …

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Usefulness of a thin-endoscope ESD using the traction device for early gastric cancer in a patient with esophageal stricture

Post written by Takashi Muramoto, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, NTT Medical Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. The video describes the usefulness of a thin-endoscope endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) using the traction device for early gastric cancer in a patient with an esophageal stricture. A 72-year-old man was referred to our hospital for …

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Novel suture placement to affix overlapping metal stents in the treatment of an acute leak after sleeve gastrectomy

Post written by Jessica Yu, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. We present a case of a 45-year-old woman who presented with a leak and peri-gastric fluid collection 6 weeks after a vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG). This was initially treated with percutaneous drainage and placement of a …

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A simple and cost-effective method: piecemeal cold snare polypectomy without injection for a large sessile serrated lesion ≥20 mm

Post written by Yoshiaki Kimoto, MD, from the Department of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, NTT Medical Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. A flat and fold-over 25-mm lesion covered with rich mucus was pointed out at the ascending colon. We diagnosed the lesion as SSL without dysplasia. Using a 10-mm oval-type snare (SnareMaster Plus; Olympus, Tokyo, Japan), the near …

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Endoscopic submucosal dissection using a new super-soft hood and the multipoint traction technique

Post written by Yusuke Fujiyoshi, MD, from the Digestive Diseases Center, Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. This video shows an endoscopic submucosal dissection of a 25-mm 0-IIa+Is lesion in the gastric cardia. A newly developed super-soft hood (Space Adjuster, TOP Corp, Tokyo, Japan) was used as a distal attachment of the endoscope. A …

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Gastric overtube use to prevent duodenoscope loop formation during EUS-directed transgastric ERCP procedure

Post written by Shelini Sooklal, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. This video case demonstrates the technique of using a disposable gastric overtube device to aid passage of the duodenoscope through a previously placed lumen apposing metal stent (LAMS), from the roux limb to the remnant …

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Importance of endoscopy during permanent gastric stimulator placement

Post written by Gregg Wendorf, MD, from the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. Our case highlights a patient undergoing permanent gastric electrical stimulator (GES) placement. Part of this surgical procedure involves the surgeon attaching electrical leads from the GES to serosa of the stomach and inserting to the muscularis propria. Several adverse events related to …

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Preventing clogging of hemostatic powder during control of bleeding

Post written by Eula Plana Tetangco, MPH, MD, from the Digestive Health Center, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia, USA. Our video demonstrates successful hemostasis of bleeding gastric fundus varices in a 71-year-old male. This was achieved with hemostatic powder TC-325 (Hemospray) using a novel technique that employs continuous flow of carbon dioxide through the catheter before …

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Recanalization of the bile duct by using percutaneous and endoscopic methods after iatrogenic injury

Post written by Arjun R. Sondhi, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. An 87-year-old man who suffered a complete common bile duct (CBD) transection after a cholecystectomy presented to our institution for care. To treat his bile leak, we used a combined interventional radiology approach …

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