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Clinical Endoscopy

Pamela Sarkar, Alice Cole, Neil J Scolding, Claire M Rice
Background/Aims: With the notable exceptions of dementia, stroke, and motor neuron disease, relatively little is known about the safety and utility of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube insertion in patients with neurodegenerative disease. We aimed to determine the safety and utility of PEG feeding in the context of neurodegenerative disease and to complete a literature review in order to identify whether particular factors need to be considered to improve safety and outcome...
October 13, 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Ju Hyoung Lee, Kyeong Min Jo, Tae Oh Kim, Jong Ha Park, Seung Hyun Park, Jae Won Jung, So Chong Hur, Sung Yeun Yang
Brunner's gland hamartomas are small benign lesions that are most commonly found in the bulb of the duodenum. They are very uncommon, and most are found incidentally during upper gastrointestinal series or esophagogastroduodenoscopy. The lesions tend to be asymptomatic, but patients may present with symptoms of duodenal obstruction or hemorrhage secondary to ulceration. Histologically, a Brunner's gland hamartoma consists of the components of Brunner's gland cells, as well as glandular, adipose and muscle cells...
October 13, 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Eun Young Ze, Chang Hwan Choi, Jeong Wook Kim
Sodium picosulfate/magnesium citrate (SPMC) is a widely used oral bowel cleansing agent considered to be relatively safe. However, partially dissolved or undissolved SPMC powder may cause severe injuries of the esophagus and stomach. We report a very rare case of acute gastric injury without esophageal damage caused by the ingestion of undissolved SPMC powder. A 69-year-old man experienced epigastric pain after swallowing SPMC powder without dissolving it in water in preparation for a screening colonoscopy...
October 12, 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Rossella Angotti, Francesco Molinaro, Giovanni Cobellis, Carmine Noviello, Caterina Bocchi, Francesco Ferrara, Edoardo Bindi, Mario Messina
An association between malrotation and congenital duodenal webbing is rare. We present our experience with four patients at two centers, and a review of published reports. There are currently 94 reported cases of duodenal pathology associated with malrotation. However, only 15 of the 94 cases (15.9%) include patients with malrotation and a duodenal web. We suggest that nonbilious vomiting in a child must prompt the surgeon to consider duodenal pathology even in the presence of malrotation.
October 12, 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Hyoung-Chul Oh
Bilioenteric anastomosis strictures are a serious complication of biliary surgery, and often result in recurrent cholangitis, choledocholithiasis, biliary cirrhosis, and hepatic failure. Bilioenteric reconstructive surgery is the standard treatment of choice for such complications. However, percutaneous transhepatic cholangioscopy (PTCS), also known as per-oral endoscopic-guided intervention, is a less invasive procedure that is becoming an increasingly popular alternative. This review describes the PTCS procedure (including the preparation process), as well as the diagnostic and therapeutic role of PTCS in bilioenteric anastomosis strictures...
September 19, 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Amy Tyberg, Jose Nieto, Sanjay Salgado, Kristen Weaver, Prashant Kedia, Reem Z Sharaiha, Monica Gaidhane, Michel Kahaleh
Background/Aims: Performing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in patients who have undergone Rouxen-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is challenging. Standard ERCP and enteroscopy-assisted ERCP are associated with limited success rates. Laparoscopy- or laparotomy-assisted ERCP yields improved efficacy rates, but with higher complication rates and costs. We present the first multicenter experience regarding the efficacy and safety of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-directed transgastric ERCP (EDGE) or EUS...
September 19, 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Krzysztof Dąbkowski, Andrzej Białek, Maciej Kukla, Janusz Wójcik, Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk, Tomasz Grodzki, Teresa Starzyńska
Mediastinal pseudocysts are a rare complication of acute pancreatitis. Lack of uniform treatment standards makes the management of this condition a clinical challenge. We report the case of a 43-year-old patient who presented with a left pleural effusion. Pleural fluid revealed a high amylase concentration consistent with a pancreaticopleural fistula. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) revealed a disruption of the pancreatic duct with free outflow of contrast medium into the thoracic cavity...
September 13, 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Keunmo Kim, Eun Bee Kim, Yong Hyeok Choi, Youngmin Oh, Joung-Ho Han, Seon Mee Park
Endoscopic closure techniques have been introduced for the repair of duodenal wall perforations that occur during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). We report a case of successful repair of a large duodenal wall perforation by using double endoscopic band ligation (EBL) and an endoclip. Lateral duodenal wall perforation occurred during ERCP in a 93-year-old woman with acute calculous cholangitis. We switched to a forward endoscope that had a transparent band apparatus. A 2.0-cm ovalshaped perforation was found at the lateral duodenal wall...
September 13, 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Hyo-Joon Yang, Jeong In Lee, Soo-Kyung Park, Yoon Suk Jung, Jin Hee Sohn, Kyu Yong Choi, Dong Il Park
Background/Aims: It is unclear whether the endoscopic features of sessile serrated adenomas (SSAs) would be useful to trainee colonoscopists to predict SSA. Therefore, the present study aimed to identify features that expert and trainee colonoscopists can use to independently and reliably predict SSA by using high-resolution white-light endoscopy. Methods: Endoscopic images of 81 polyps (39 SSAs, 22 hyperplastic polyps, and 20 tubular adenomas) from 43 patients were retrospectively evaluated by 10 colonoscopists (four experts and six trainees)...
September 13, 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Eun Jeong Gong, Jeong Hoon Lee, Kyoungwon Jung, Charles J Cho, Hee Kyong Na, Ji Yong Ahn, Kee Wook Jung, Do Hoon Kim, Kee Don Choi, Ho June Song, Gin Hyug Lee, Hwoon-Yong Jung, Jin-Ho Kim
Background/Aims: The detection of multifocal lesions is important for the successful management of gastric neoplasms. We investigated the characteristics of missed simultaneous lesions and the reason for the missed diagnoses. Methods: A total of 140 patients who underwent repeat endoscopy before endoscopic resection between June 2013 and June 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. We classified simultaneous lesions into three groups based on a review of earlier images: group 1, no images of the location of simultaneous lesions were taken; group 2, no corresponding lesion was evident in the previous images; and group 3, simultaneous lesions were visible in the earlier images but a biopsy was not performed...
August 22, 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Hyo Jeong Lee, Byong Duk Ye, Jeong-Sik Byeon, Jihun Kim, Young Soo Park, Yong Sang Hong, Yong Sik Yoon, Dong-Hoon Yang
Intramucosal colorectal cancer (CRC) is thought not to metastasize because the colonic lamina propria lacks lymphatics. Only a few recent case reports have suggested lymph node metastasis from intramucosal CRC, but there is no clear evidence supporting the metastatic potential of intramucosal CRC. Hence, endoscopic resection is regarded as curative treatment for intramucosal CRC. This report describes two cases of unusual local recurrence with distant metastasis in patients who had previously undergone successful endoscopic submucosal dissection for intramucosal CRC...
August 22, 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Woong Ki Lee, Byung Sun Kim, Min A Yang, So Hee Yun, Young Jae Lee, Ji Woong Kim, Jin Woong Cho
Bougie or balloon dilation is a good short-term treatment for caustic esophageal strictures, although recurrence after dilation occurs in approximately 30% of these cases. Therefore, long-term treatment options are required in some cases, and endoscopic incisional therapy has been used for patients with an anastomotic stricture in the gastrointestinal tract. A 58-year-old woman presented with severe swallowing difficulty because of a caustic esophageal stricture, which was caused by accidental exposure to anhydrous acetic acid at infancy...
August 12, 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Jae-Young Jang
Peptic ulcer bleeding is an internal medical emergency. Endoscopic hemostasis has been shown to improve the survival rate of patients with peptic ulcer bleeding. Although the established hemostatic modalities, including injection, thermal therapy, and mechanical therapy, are effective in controlling peptic ulcer bleeding, hemostasis can be difficult to achieve in some cases. As a result, recent, new endoscopic hemostatic modalities, including over-the-scope clips, topical hemostatic sprays, and endoscopic ultrasonography-guided angiotherapy, have been developed...
September 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Hyun Gun Kim
During colonoscopy, air insufflation to distend the lumen and facilitate careful inspection and scope insertion can induce pain and cause discomfort. Carbon dioxide (CO2) insufflation can decrease abdominal pain and discomfort during and after colonoscopy. The advantage of CO2 insufflation is the rapid absorption of the gas across the intestine. Another painless option is water-assisted colonoscopy. Two methods for water-assisted colonoscopy are available: water immersion and water exchange. In a recent direct comparison, the water exchange method was superior to water immersion, CO2 insufflation, and air insufflation with respect to pain during colonoscopy, although it still had the disadvantage of being a time-consuming procedure...
September 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Dong Wook Lee, Hyeong Ho Jo, Juveria Abdullah, Michel Kahaleh
Endoscopic treatment of biliary strictures involving plastic stent placement has been used widely. The use of self-expandable metal stents (SEMSs) has been described for anastomotic strictures following liver transplantation (LT). This review aimed to assess and compare the efficacy of plastic stents with SEMS in LT patients. Information was retrieved regarding technical success, stricture resolution, the number of endoscopic retrograde cholangiography procedures, follow-up, immediate, and late complications...
September 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Gwang Ha Kim
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) enables en bloc curative resection of early gastric cancers (EGCs) with a negligible risk of lymph node metastasis (LNM). Although ESD for EGCs with absolute and expanded indications is safe, the results differ between EGCs with specialized and common histologies. EGC with papillary adenocarcinoma is a differentiated-type adenocarcinoma. At present, it is treated with ESD according to the same criteria as other differentiated-type adenocarcinomas. The LNM rate under the current indication criteria is high, and over half of the patients who undergo ESD as a primary treatment for EGC with papillary adenocarcinoma achieve an out-of-ESD result...
September 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Ari Garber, Sunguk Jang
Non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding, the most common etiology of which is peptic ulcer disease, remains a persistent challenge despite a reduction in both its incidence and mortality. Both pharmacologic and endoscopic techniques have been developed to achieve hemostasis, with varying degrees of success. Among the pharmacologic therapies, proton pump inhibitors remain the mainstay of treatment, as they reduce the risk of rebleeding and requirement for recurrent endoscopic evaluation. Tranexamic acid, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, is an antifibrinolytic agent whose role requires further investigation before application...
September 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Eun Jeong Gong, Do Hoon Kim
Subepithelial lesions occasionally found in the stomach of patients undergoing endoscopy may be either benign lesions or tumors with malignant potential. They may also appear due to extrinsic compression. Discrimination of gastric subepithelial lesions begins with meticulous endoscopic examination for size, shape, color, mobility, consistency, and appearance of the overlying mucosa. Accurate diagnosis can be achieved with endoscopic ultrasonography, which provides useful information on the exact size, layer-of-origin, and characteristic morphologic features to support a definitive diagnosis...
September 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Sang Kil Lee, Jong Kyun Lee
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September 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Zaheer Nabi, D Nageshwar Reddy
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined by the presence of troublesome symptoms resulting from the reflux of gastric contents. The prevalence of GERD is increasing globally. An incompetent lower esophageal sphincter underlies the pathogenesis of GERD. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) form the core of GERD management. However, a substantial number of patients do not respond well to PPIs. The next option is anti-reflux surgery, which is efficacious, but it has its own limitations, such as gas bloating, inability to belch or vomit, and dysphagia...
September 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
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