- Closure of endoscopic resection defects can be achieved with through-the-scope clips, over-the-scope clips, or endoscopic suturing. However, these devices are often limited by their inability to close large, irregular, and difficult-to-reach defects. Thus, we aimed to assess the feasibility and safety of a novel through-the-scope, suture-based closure system developed to overcome these limitations.
- Endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR) is a novel endoscopic technique for the resection of GI lesions not amenable to standard endoscopic therapy. The primary aim of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate EFTR for the resection of colorectal lesions.
- Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is becoming the preferred method for certain early GI malignancies; however, very few U.S. physicians have adopted this technique. This is in part because of the technically challenging nature of the procedure and the long learning curve. Several endoscopic robots are under development to address these complexities.
- The lack of reliable countertraction in endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) contributes to its technical demand and increased procedure time. We aimed to prospectively evaluate the efficacy of the suture pulley countertraction method in endoscopists new to both suturing and ESD.