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BACKGROUND & AIMS Large sessile colonic polyps usually are managed surgically, with significant morbidity and potential mortality. There have been few prospective, intention-to-treat, multicenter studies of endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). We investigated whether endoscopic criteria can predict invasive disease and direct the optimal treatment strategy.(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Failed biliary cannulation occurs in up to 10% of patients undergoing ERCP. There is some controversy as to the safety and efficacy of using precut techniques to achieve biliary cannulation in difficult cases. To date, no randomized trial has compared the success and complication rates of precut with the rates for persistence when(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Capsule endoscopy (CE) has been increasingly used for diagnosing diseases of the small bowel. It is an attractive technique for assessing celiac disease (CD) because it is noninvasive and provides a close and magnified view of the mucosa of the entire small bowel. In this study, we evaluated the accuracy of CE and interobserver agreement(More)
OBJECTIVE Wide-field endoscopic mucosal resection (WF-EMR) is an alternative to surgery for treatment of advanced colonic mucosal neoplasia up to 120 mm in size, but has been criticised for its potentially high recurrence rates. We aimed to quantify recurrence at 4 months (early) and 16 months (late) following successful WF-EMR and identify its risk factors(More)
BACKGROUND Capsule endoscopy is being used increasingly to investigate GI bleeding of obscure origin and disorders of the small bowel. METHODS Four cases of small-bowel varices of various etiologies diagnosed by capsule endoscopy are described: a bleeding small-bowel varix because of hepatic portal hypertension, oozing small-bowel anastomotic or(More)
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is effective for large laterally spreading flat and sessile lesions (LSLs). Sessile serrated adenomas/polyps (SSA/Ps) are linked to the relative failure of colonoscopy to prevent proximal colorectal cancer. We aimed to examine the technical success, adverse events and recurrence following EMR for large SSA/Ps in(More)
Fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis (FCH) is a severe variant of hepatitis B infection that has until recently been described almost exclusively in the setting of organ transplantation and HIV infection. This case report describes a patient with pre-surface (pre-S) mutant hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection who developed a fatal form of FCH after high dose(More)
OBJECTIVE The serrated neoplasia pathway accounts for up to 30% of all sporadic colorectal cancers (CRCs). Sessile serrated adenomas/polyps (SSA/Ps) with cytological dysplasia (SSA/P-D) are a high-risk serrated CRC precursor with little existing data. We aimed to describe the clinical and endoscopic predictors of SSA/P-D and high grade dysplasia (HGD) or(More)
BACKGROUND Appendiceal mucoceles are uncommon cystic neoplasms characterized by distension of the appendiceal lumen with mucus. There have been no reported series of colonoscopically diagnosed mucoceles with clinicopathologic correlation. METHODS A retrospective review of colonoscopies performed at our institution over the past 14 years was undertaken(More)
BACKGROUND Wireless capsule endoscopy is being used increasingly to investigate GI bleeding of obscure etiology and other small bowel abnormalities. Currently, there is no standard for capsule endoscopy image interpretation and classification METHODS This report describes an abnormality, termed "regional transit abnormality," noted during a review of(More)