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Ding Shi, Jian Feng Yang, Yong Pan Liu
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)-related duodenal perforation is a rare complication associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This study evaluated endoscopic management experience and outcomes of ERCP-related duodenal perforations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2005 and March 2017, a total of 19,468 ERCP procedures were performed in three endoscopy units of three hospitals in China. Diagnoses, management, and outcomes were identified and retrospectively reviewed in 58 of these patients...
January 24, 2019: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Haruhiro Inoue, Akiko Ueno, Yuto Shimamura, Anastassios Manolakis, Ashish Sharma, Shin Kono, Masayuki Nishimoto, Kazuya Sumi, Haruo Ikeda, Kenichi Goda, Manabu Onimaru, Noriko Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Itoh
BACKGROUND:  Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has become the minimally invasive endoscopic treatment for achalasia; however, gastroesophageal reflux (GER) post-POEM has been reported. A pilot study was conducted in which an endoscopic fundoplication was added to the standard POEM (POEM + F) procedure to overcome this issue. We report the technical details of POEM + F and short-term safety results. METHODS:  POEM + F was performed in 21 patients...
February 2019: Endoscopy
Qiang Zhang, Tong-Yin Xing, Zhen Wang
OBJECTIVE: The use of mucosal traction to assist in colonic and rectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), especially for deep colonic ESD, is challenging. We developed a method of inverse insertion of a snare into the endoscopic working channel to deliver it into the colon together with the endoscope. With this method, two types of mucosal traction, per-anal external traction (PET) and per-anal internal traction (PIT), could be achieved using a snare with endoclips to assist in ESD (ESD-SE)...
January 16, 2019: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Andrew Watson, Tobias Zuchelli
Background and Aims: GI perforations, leaks, and fistulas are types of full-thickness mural defects that frequently occur as adverse events from GI surgeries such as esophagectomy for malignancy and bariatric surgery. Historically, treatment has entailed a combination of reoperation, percutaneous drainage, and bowel rest. Recently, there has been a changing paradigm in the management of these defects. Endoscopic interventions, including endoclipping and placement of self-expanding metal stents (SEMSs), have been increasingly used with good success...
January 2019: VideoGIE: an official video journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Philip Wai Yan Chiu, Hon Chi Yip, Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, Vivien Wai Yin Wong, Shannon Melissa Chan, Simon Kin Hung Wong, Enders Kwok Wai Ng
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic submucosal tunneling has evolved to allow endoscopic resection of subepithelial tumors of gastrointestinal tract without full-thickness perforation. This study aimed to investigate safety and efficacy of submucosal tunnel resection for these tumors. METHOD: Patients with subepithelial tumors (SET) located in esophagus, gastric cardia, lesser curvature, and antrum were recruited. The size of tumor was limited to < 40 mm. The procedures were performed under general anesthesia...
January 2, 2019: Surgical Endoscopy
Masaki Ominami, Yasuaki Nagami, Chieko Tanaka, Taishi Sakai, Shusei Fukunaga, Toshio Watanabe, Yasuhiro Fujiwara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 14, 2018: Endoscopy
Qiang Zhang, Xiang Yao, Jian-Qun Cai, Bao-Hua Zhang, Zhen Wang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Mucosal traction as a "second hand" in endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is very helpful for ESD operators. The efficacy of using a snare combined with endoclips to assist in ESD (SC-ESD) was evaluated whether it could achieve peroral external traction (PET) and internal traction (PIT) and real-time adjustment of mucosal traction position. This study aimed to preliminarily evaluate its feasibility. METHODS: A snare was fixed using endoclips to the incised mucosal flap that was intended for dissection...
December 4, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Arvind J Trindade, Petros C Benias, Maurice A Cerulli
Background and study aims  This is a case report on use of the CryoBalloon as a salvage technique for ablation of residual neoplasia at an endoscopic mucosal resection site. The site contained an embedded clip that could not be removed at two different sessions by three experienced endoscopists. On follow-up endoscopy, the clips and residual polyp no longer remained. The subtle scar that was present was biopsied and confirmed complete eradication of neoplasia and no polyp tissue. This case shows the potential of the CryoBalloon to ablate unwanted tissue outside of the esophagus...
December 2018: Endoscopy International Open
Qiang Zhang, Zhen Wang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Assisted endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) with mucosal traction remains a challenge. This study explored an approach to assist in esophageal, gastric, colonic, and rectal ESD through a cannula-guided snare with endoclips (CSC-ESD), and aimed to preliminarily evaluate its feasibility in an in vivo porcine model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-seven digestive tract mucosae in six pigs were resected using CSC-ESD. The operative time, operative success rate, en bloc resection rate, and intraoperative complications were evaluated...
November 24, 2018: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
Sumin Zhu, Jie Lin, Fazhen Xu, Simin Guo, Shu Huang, Min Wang
BACKGROUND: Serious complications due to perforation restrict the development of duodenal endoscopic treatment. The key stage for remediation is the successful endoscopic closure to prevent peritonitis and the need for surgical intervention. This report aimed to present a new simple method for the closure of large iatrogenic duodenal perforations with purse-string sutures using the novel endoloops and repositionable clips through a single-channel endoscope. METHODS: A total of 23 patients with iatrogenic duodenal perforations ≥ 1 cm were retrospectively studied who were presently treated by purse-string sutures using the novel endoloops and the repositionable hemostasis clips with the single-channel endoscope at four institutes...
November 20, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Arkin Acar, Kenan Can Ceylan, Seyda Örs Kaya
Metal endoclips are frequently utilized in surgical procedures. Within the medical literature, metal endoclip migration following general surgical procedures is a widely studied complication. However, examples of thoracic metal endoclip migration are, as yet, absent in the medical literature. This case study seeks to provide the first clear example of such thoracic metal endoclip migration.
November 2, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Qiang Zhang
The clip-and-thread method has been used to assist colorectal ESD. A laterally spreading tumor (LST) with a large polyp was localized in the splenic flexure of colon (Fig. 1 A, B). A method of ESD with the aid of a snare and endoclips (ESD-SE) was used to resect the LST. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
October 22, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Hiromitsu Ban, Mitsushige Sugimoto, Taketo Otsuka, Masaki Murata, Toshiro Nakata, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Osamu Inatomi, Shigeki Bamba, Akira Andoh
AIM: To prospectively investigate the efficacy and safety of clip-flap assisted endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for gastric tumors. METHODS: From May 2015 to October 2016, we enrolled 104 patients with gastric cancer or adenoma scheduled for ESD at Shiga University of Medical Science Hospital. We randomized patients into two subgroups using the minimization method based on location of the tumor (upper, middle or lower third of the stomach), tumor size (< 20 mm or > 20 mm) and ulcer status: ESD using an endoclip (the clip-flap group) and ESD without an endoclip (the conventional group)...
September 21, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Yusuke Kitagawa, Hiroki Osumi, Hiroshi Kawachi, Toshiyuki Yoshio, Shoichi Yoshimizu, Yusuke Horiuchi, Akiyoshi Ishiyama, Toshiaki Hirasawa, Tomohiro Tsuchida, Junko Fujisaki
We describe a patient with a giant Brunner's gland hamartoma in the duodenum who was safely treated by endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). A 64-year-old woman visited our hospital for a workup of severe anaemia (haemoglobin level: 5 g/dL). Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a large pedunculated and elongated polypoid lesion measuring approximately 70 mm in longitudinal diameter, located at the anterior wall of the duodenal bulb. We diagnosed her as having gastrointestinal bleeding originating from this lesion...
September 2018: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
Taro Iwatsubo, Yoji Takeuchi, Yasushi Yamasaki, Kentaro Nakagawa, Masamichi Arao, Masayasu Ohmori, Hiroyoshi Iwagami, Kenshi Matsuno, Shuntaro Inoue, Hiroko Nakahira, Noriko Matsuura, Satoki Shichijo, Akira Maekawa, Takashi Kanesaka, Sachiko Yamamoto, Koji Higashino, Noriya Uedo, Ryu Ishihara
BACKGROUND: Although the use of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) as a minimally invasive treatment for large superficial colorectal neoplasms is increasing, colorectal ESD remains technically challenging. As perforation in the colorectum is generally considered to be associated with a higher risk of complications, the aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of perforation caused by colorectal ESD. METHODS: This retrospective study included 635 lesions treated with colorectal ESD, between February 2011 and December 2015, in a tertiary cancer center...
2019: Digestive Diseases
Samson Ferm, Constantine Fisher, Akil Hassam, Moshe Rubin, Sang-Hoon Kim, Syed Ahsan Hussain
Duodenal perforation due to biliary stent migration is rare, and it often requires surgical repair; however, endoscopic closure has recently become a viable option in the appropriate patients. We present the case of a 79-year-old female who underwent biliary stent placement for a common bile duct stricture, who subsequently was found to have a duodenal wall perforation secondary to stent migration. The stent was extracted endoscopically with successful defect closure using a ConMed® repositional DuraClip™...
January 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
Orlando J M Torres, Romerito F Neiva, Camila C S Torres, Theago M Freitas, Eduardo S M Fernandes
Complications related to cholecystectomy occur in <3% of patients. Endoclip migration after laparoscopic cholecystectomy with hepatolithiasis is an extremely rare complication. We report a case of hepatolithiasis secondary to endoclip migration after laparoscopic cholecystectomy treated successfully via right hepatectomy. A 35-year-old female presented with upper abdominal pain, fever and vomiting 9 years after laparoscopic cholecystectomy for chronic calculus cholecystitis. Laboratory investigation revealed gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase of 550 U/L and alkaline phosphatase of 350 U/L...
July 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Qiang Zhang, Xiang Yao, Zhen Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: VideoGIE: an official video journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Francesco Pugliese, Lorenzo Dioscoridi, Antonello Forgione, Edoardo Forti, Marcello Cintolo, Massimiliano Mutignani
Cricopharyngeal myotomy with flexible endoscope is a well-known and safe treatment for Zenker's diverticulum. We describe hereafter how we perform this flexible endotherapy. From January 2011 to January 2017, we treated 28 patients with this endotherapy. Our technique is described step-by-step in the paper: the main principle is to perform an endoscopic cut of the diverticular septum and cricopharyngeal muscle's fibers (see the video). We describe an objective measurement of the cutting length and depth of the myotomy...
April 2018: Esophagus: Official Journal of the Japan Esophageal Society
Long Huang, Qing-Sheng Yu, Kun Sun
PURPOSE: To compare the effectiveness and complications of the different cannulation techniques for bile duct stones removal in patients with intradiverticular papilla. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of 472 patients with common bile duct (CBD) stones who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures for bile duct stones removal from January 2014 to December 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 42 patients with CBD stones were included in the study and data of included patients were collected retrospectively...
August 2018: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
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