Rodica Gincul

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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS A new core biopsy needle for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided sampling has recently been developed. The aim of this prospective multicenter study was to compare this needle with a standard needle in patients with solid pancreatic masses. PATIENTS AND METHODS Consecutive patients with solid pancreatic masses referred to 17(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Histology is the gold standard for the diagnosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. However, the negative predictive value of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) for the diagnosis remains low. The aims of this prospective multicenter study were: (1) to compare the performance of contrast-harmonic EUS (CH-EUS)(More)
BACKGROUND Despite reports of randomized, control trials and cohort studies that do not support the use of drains, most surgeons routinely place prophylactic, intraperitoneal drains at the time of pancreatic resections. We sought to evaluate the outcome of elective pancreatic resection with or without prophylactic peripancreatic drainage. The primary(More)
UNLABELLED Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a genetic disease characterized by cutaneous, mucosal, and sometimes visceral arteriovenous malformations. Severe hepatic manifestations have been characterized in a subgroup of patients, but few data are available in previously nonscreened patients. We prospectively evaluated liver involvement and(More)
Rectal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) account for approximately one-third of all digestive NETs, with an increasing incidence and good overall prognosis. Although recent guidelines have been published, endoscopic techniques have expanded substantially and the most recent reports should be taken into account for clinical practice. The objectives of this report(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Endoscopic papillectomy of early tumors of the ampulla of Vater is an alternative to surgery. This large prospective multicenter study was aimed at evaluating the long-term results of endoscopic papillectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between September 2003 and January 2006, 10 centers included all patients referred for endoscopic(More)
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) was first developed to ablate prostatic tissue [1]. The ultrasound beam is focused at the focal point of the transducer and the energy concentration produces tissue necrosis [2]. HIFU has also been used to ablate metastases on the surface of the liver either surgically or via the transcutaneous approach [3,4].(More)
Endoscopic injections of botulinum toxin in the cardia or distal esophagus have been advocated to treat achalasia and spastic esophageal motility disorders. We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate whether manometric diagnosis using the Chicago classification in high-resolution manometry (HRM) would be predictive of the clinical response. Charts of(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is recommended as the first exploration in obscure digestive bleeding. The efficiency of the PillCam SB2 (Given Imaging) has been widely reported. The CapsoCam capsule (Capsovision) has four cameras allowing the exploration of the small bowel through 360° lateral viewing. This system does not include a(More)
Pancreatitis is the most feared complication of endoscopic papillectomy (EP). Prevention by pancreatic duct stenting following EP has been advocated but not proven by a randomized trial. The purpose of the present retrospective review is to compare a period of systematic stenting with the period before in which stents were placed selectively. A total of 107(More)