Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) allows for en bloc endoscopic resection of superficial lesions throughout the GI tract and is the first-line therapy for the endoscopic management of early gastric neoplasia.
EUS-guided gastrojejunostomy (EUS-GJ) has emerged as a safe and effective alternative for the palliative management of malignant gastric outlet obstruction.
Although endoscopic procedures are safe, they carry a risk of perforation, which can manifest severe adverse events for patients if not managed expediently.
An 87-year-old woman with chronic renal insufficiency and coronary artery disease on clopidogrel was found to have a sizable adenomatous gastric polyp.
Iatrogenic perforation of the duodenum caused by biliary stents is a rare adverse event of ERCP.
Cholangiocarcinoma is a cancer of the bile ducts and is characterized by a high mortality rate and a steadily rising incidence.
Inadequate bowel preparation for a colonoscopy can occur in more than 25% of cases.
EUS-guided liver biopsy (EUS-LB) has become increasingly used for the diagnostic evaluation and staging of hepatic pathologies.
Iatrogenic adverse events following cholecystectomy can lead to bile leaks in up to 1.1% of cases.
An 82-year-old woman with metastatic breast cancer was admitted with an acute abdomen.
The use of curved linear array (CLA) and radial EUS in the lower GI tract has largely been limited to the sigmoid colon and rectum, as their oblique optics present a challenge in advancement to the right side of the colon.
Patients with surgically altered anatomy present unique challenges to traditional endoscopic management of foregut pathology, such as drainage of peripancreatic fluid collections.
Fluorescence confocal laser microscopy (FCM) allows imaging of tissues in the fresh state, with minimal preparation and without any damage, distortion, or loss of tissue.
Duodenocolonic fistulae may result as adverse events of malignancies, and their management is often challenging for nonsurgical patients.
Bouveret syndrome is a rare condition characterized by the impaction of a gallstone in the stomach or duodenum via a fistulous tract resulting in gastric outlet obstruction or ileus in the setting of cholecystitis.
Intussusception represents the telescoping of a proximal segment of the GI tract (intussusceptum) into the lumen of an adjacent distal segment (intussuscipiens).
A 75-year-old woman experienced nausea 7 months prior and had lost 9 kg over 3 months.
A 74-year-old woman presented with dysphagia. EGD at a previous hospital showed a giant pedunculated polyp from the entrance of the esophagus to the esophagogastric junction.
Endoscopic hemostasis is an essential skill for endoscopists and has been the first-line treatment.
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) has been widely performed.
Periampullary perforation has a high mortality rate.
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) allows for en bloc resection of various lesions of the GI tract.
Accessing the bypassed portion of the stomach and small bowel for endoscopic interventions in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is challenging.
Endoscopic adventitial dissection (EAD) is a novel resection technique that involves dissection in the “fourth space,” the space between the outer longitudinal muscle and the tunica adventitia of the rectum.
EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy (EUS-HG) provides endoscopic biliary drainage when conventional techniques are not feasible.