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BACKGROUND AND AIMS In recent years, submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection (STER) was applied more and more often for single gastrointestinal (GI) submucosal tumor (SMT). However, little is known about this technique for treating multiple SMTs in GI tract. In the present study, we investigated the feasibility and outcome of STER for upper GI multiple(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM Successful closure of wall defects is the key procedure following endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR). In this report we describe a new method similar to interrupted suture to repair gastric defects by means of endoloops and metallic clips. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 20 patients who presented at our(More)
There are many reports on the endoscopic management of ingested foreign bodies in the upper gastrointestinal tract, however, little is known about the management of a specific subset of esophageal foreign bodies - impacted esophageal foreign bodies (IEFBs), especially perforating esophageal foreign bodies (PEFBs). The aim of this retrospective study on 78(More)
The electronic structure of an array of monatomic Cu chains grown on the Pt(997) surface has been examined by angle-resolved photoemission. The monatomic wires exhibit properties associated with 3d electron confinement in one dimension. Along the wire direction, the 3d bands states display a dispersive character, with periodicity in reciprocal space defined(More)
BACKGROUND Several comparison studies have demonstrated that endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) combined with large-balloon dilation (LBD) may be a better option than EST alone to manage large bile duct stones. However, limited data were available to compare this combination method with LBD alone in removal of large bile duct stones. OBJECTIVE To compare EST(More)
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