Therapeutic endoscopy

Definition

Therapeutic endoscopy is the medical term for an endoscopic procedure during which treatment is carried out via the endoscope. It normally occurs after a diagnostic endoscopy.

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    High-resolution manometry (HRM) has transformed our understanding of oesophageal motility disorders, in particular achalasia. In this Consensus Statement, the authors explore the effect HRM has had on the diagnosis and management of achalasia and related syndromes.

    • Peter J. Kahrilas
    • , Albert J. Bredenoord
    • , Mark Fox
    • , C. Prakash Gyawali
    • , Sabine Roman
    • , André J.P.M. Smout
    • , John E. Pandolfino
    •  & on behalf of the International Working Group for Disorders of Gastrointestinal Motility and Function
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    Chronic pancreatitis is characterized by chronic inflammation of the pancreas that results in progressive scarring of the pancreatic tissue, pain and pancreatic gland dysfunction. In this Primer, Kleeff et al. describe the current understanding of chronic pancreatitis and its complications.

    • Jorg Kleeff
    • , David C. Whitcomb
    • , Tooru Shimosegawa
    • , Irene Esposito
    • , Markus M. Lerch
    • , Thomas Gress
    • , Julia Mayerle
    • , Asbjørn Mohr Drewes
    • , Vinciane Rebours
    • , Fatih Akisik
    • , J. Enrique Domínguez Muñoz
    •  & John P. Neoptolemos
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    Oesophageal cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer-related death worldwide and comprises two major subtypes — oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma and oesophageal adenocarcinoma — which are epidemiologically and biologically distinct. In this Primer, Cunningham and colleagues describe the epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of oesophageal cancer.

    • Elizabeth C. Smyth
    • , Jesper Lagergren
    • , Rebecca C. Fitzgerald
    • , Florian Lordick
    • , Manish A. Shah
    • , Pernilla Lagergren
    •  & David Cunningham
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    Combating the obesity epidemic necessitates a range of effective therapies. In this Review, Dixon and Lee explore the medical devices developed to bridge the gap between conservative lifestyle and pharmacotherapy interventions and disruptive surgical approaches, focusing on mechanisms of action, efficacy and safety.

    • Phong Ching Lee
    •  & John Dixon
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    Endoscopy is vital for detection and treatment of early oesophageal cancer. Here, Ragunath and Mannath discuss current and emerging imaging technologies that might improve detection of oesophageal lesions. Endotherapy techniques, including ablation therapy, endoscopic resection and endoscopic submucosal dissection, are also explored.

    • Jayan Mannath
    •  & Krish Ragunath
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    The use of laparoscopic techniques to treat benign and malignant pancreatic disease is becoming more common, but the benefits or limitations in comparison with conventional surgery are not fully clear as yet. Here, an overview of all the high-quality data to date on laparascopic is comprehensively assessed with a focus on laparoscopic Whipple and laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy.

    • Thijs de Rooij
    • , Sjors Klompmaker
    • , Mohammad Abu Hilal
    • , Michael L. Kendrick
    • , Olivier R. Busch
    •  & Marc G. Besselink

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