Current Issue December 2018
by Daisy Walter et al.
Fig. 1 Biodegradable stent. a The SX-ELLA stent, with radiopaque markers, made from biodegradable polydioxanone. Stents are available in multiple lengths (60, 80, and 100mm) and diameters (18, 20, and 23mm). b Endoscopic image of the biodegradable stent placed across a benign esophageal stricture.
by Vincent Huberty et al.
Fig. 2a View of a gastric fold inside the device. On the right side the needle has already pierced the tissue and the tag is released.
by Jae Jun Park et al.
Fig. 1 Endoscopic images of malignant colorectal obstruction:
a,b in a patient with colorectal cancer;
c,d in a patient with extracolonic malignancy. Pre- and post-stenting images are presented in both cases, respectively.
by Jun Yao et al.
Fig. 4 Histologic evaluation of specimens resected by the laser system. a The specimen has a preserved intact structure consisting of the four layers (mucosal epithelium, lamina propria mucosa, muscularis mucosae, and submucosa). b The green arrow shows an accurate evaluation of submucosal invasion.
by Dingguo Zhang et al.
Fig. 2 Schematic of the procedure for apical mucosal incision with endoscopic submucosal resection using a ligation device for gastric subepithelial tumors originating from the muscularis propria. a The lesion is marked. b Submucosal injection is performed. c Incision of the apical mucosal surface of the lesion is performed with a hook knife. d Pressure is exerted and ligation of the lesion is performed with the endoloop. e The lesion is resected. f The wound is closed.
by Roland Valori et al.
Fig. 1 Overview of endoscopy services performance measures.