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ESGE Days 2019
Find the ESGE Days abstracts here (full PDF) or here (individual contributions)

Current Issue: May 2019

19 G nitinol needle versus 22 G needle for transduodenal endoscopic ultrasound-guided sampling of pancreatic solid masses: a randomized study  (FREE ACCESS)

Arthur Laquière, Christine Lefort, Frédérique Maire et al.

Standard 22G needles were compared with 19G nitinol needles for transduodenal endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle biopsy in 125 patients with pancreatic head masses. Despite improved flexibility, the 19G nitinol needle was associated with a higher failure rate and lower diagnostic accuracy, although the quality of the specimen obtained was not different between needles in this multicenter randomized study.

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Risk of cancer in 10 – 19mm endoscopically detected colorectal lesions

Nasim Parsa, Prasanna Ponugoti, Heather Broadley et al.

Findings from an experienced, large-volume endoscopy center show that the risk of colorectal cancer in 10 – 19mm polyps is lower (0.9%) than previously reported. Interestingly, only 52% of the malignant polyps showed endoscopic changes indicating.

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Endoscopic management of common bile duct stones: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) guideline 

Gianpiero Manes, Gregorios Paspatis, Lars Aabakken et al.

This Guideline is an official statement from the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE). It addresses diagnostic strategies and the various therapeutic options,covering endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, extraction techniques, stenting, various types of lithotripsy, and the combined roles of surgery and endoscopic management for common bile duct stones.

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