Confocal laser endomicroscopic finding of lymphoma of the duodenal papilla

Post written by Yuki Tanisaka, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Saitama, Japan. We report our experience with confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) imaging of lymphoma of the duodenal papilla with the corresponding histopathologic images. Our patient was an 83-year-old man with an endoscopic finding of a depressed lesion …

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Manuscript peer review – How I do it

  Seiichiro Abe, MD Endoscopy Division National Cancer Center Hospital   Some clinicians say that peer review is a thankless and time-consuming task. That’s partly true; however, I feel good and motivated when accepting invitations for peer review in my working life. I would like to share my reasons for accepting an invitation for peer …

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How to be an excellent VideoGIE reviewer

Bo Sun, MD Associate Professor of Internal Medicine Shanghai Eastern Hepatobiliary Hospital   Peer review can be thankless work because critical evaluation is required for a high-quality submission. On the bright side, being a video case reviewer comes with several benefits, including a sense of accomplishment by assisting the authors to improve the quality of …

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Pocket ESD with countertraction and partial full-thickness excision as salvage therapy for advanced colonic adenoma

Post written by Georgios Mavrogenis, MD, from the Mediterraneo Hospital, Athens, Greece. This video presents a complex ESD in the setting of postradiation stenosis and fibrosis. It illustrates several techniques that are useful in the management of severe fibrosis such as pocket ESD, clip and snare countertraction, and full-thickness resection. ESD is a non-predictable procedure …

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Colorectal ESD for a lesion on the dentate line area resected with a scissor-type knife

Post written by Naohisa Yoshida, MD, PhD, from the Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto, Japan. A lesion on the dental line area is challenging for ESD because it has lots of vessels, and the anal duct is narrow for approach. We described how …

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Balloon overtube-assisted cholangioscopy and laser lithotripsy of large bile duct stones

Post written by Jaehoon Cho, MD, and Ara B. Sahakian, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Los Angeles County Hospital and University of Southern California Medical Center, and the Division of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA. In this video, we describe successful balloon …

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EUS-guided cystesophagostomy using a LAMS for drainage of a pancreatic fluid collection in a pediatric patient

Post written by Ryan Law, DO, from the Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. An 8-year-old boy was referred for abdominal pain of unclear etiology, dysphagia, and failure to thrive. He had multiple visits to the emergency room over a 5-year period for abdominal pain of unclear etiology. After routine evaluation …

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