Andrew Storm

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The diagnostic approach to a possible pancreatic mass lesion relies first upon various non-invasive imaging modalities, including computed tomography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging techniques. Once a suspect lesion has been identified, tissue acquisition for characterization of the lesion is often paramount in developing an individualized(More)
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)
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)
Surgically altered gastrointestinal anatomy poses challenges for deep enteroscopy. Current overtube-assisted methods have long procedure times and utilize endoscopes with smaller working channels that preclude use of standard accessories. A through-the-scope balloon-assisted enteroscopy (TTS-BAE) device uses standard endoscopes with a large working channel(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Acute cholecystitis in patients who are not candidates for surgery is often managed with percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PT-GBD). Endoscopic ultrasound-guided gallbladder drainage (EUS-GBD) with a lumen-apposing metal stent (LAMS) is an effective alternative to PT-GBD. We compared the technical success of EUS-GBD versus(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)
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)