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Deep enteroscopy can be achieved via double balloon, single balloon, and spiral enteroscopy [1]. Drawbacks of these systems include the need for a dedicated enteroscope, and consequently, specialized accessories [2]. In addition, a special skill set is required [3]. A new through-the-scope balloon catheter (NaviAid AB, SMART Medical Systems Ltd., Ra’anana,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The advent of capsule endoscopy has revolutionized evaluation of the small bowel. Capsule endoscopy has become the criterion standard as the initial examination to diagnose small-bowel abnormalities, but does not allow for tissue sampling or therapeutic intervention. Deep enteroscopy can be performed by using a balloon-assisted device or(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS A new on-demand enteroscopy (ODE) device has been designed to allow deep enteroscopy using a standard adult colonoscope with the aid of a novel through-the-scope balloon. The aims of the current study were to establish the feasibility, efficacy, and safety of ODE in performing anterograde and retrograde enteroscopy. PATIENTS AND(More)
Increasing evidence supports endoscopic transluminal retroperitoneal debridement for the management of walled-off pancreatic necrosis [1,2]. However, this approach is not feasible for cavities that do not approximate the gastrointestinal lumen. Yamamoto et al. recently demonstrated a method of percutaneous endoscopic necrosectomy (PEN) requiring 11(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Perforation is a rare but serious adverse event of ERCP. There is no consensus to guide the clinician on the management of ERCP-related perforations, with particular controversy surrounding the immediate surgical management of postprocedurally detected duodenal perforation because of overextension of a sphincterotomy. Our aim was to(More)
Weight regain after bariatric surgery is common and can be managed with surgical interventions or less morbid endoscopic techniques. These endoscopic approaches target structural postoperative changes that are associated with weight regain, most notably dilation of the gastrojejunal anastomosis aperture. Purse string suture placement, as well as argon(More)