(Don’t click if you don’t want to see blood!) Diverticular bleeding can happen without warning, and is painless. A large volume of bright red or sometimes dark red blood per rectum is often the only symptom. In most patients who are not on blood thinners, diverticular bleeding eventually stops by itself.Share this:
Many lesions that have been deemed “not endoscopically resectable” can actually be safely removed by a gastroenterologist with training and experience in EMR.Share this:
“Kissing” ulcers in the duodenal bulb.
These are “kissing” duodenal ulcers. The ulcers are on opposite walls of the duodenal bulb, a…Share this:
The adenoma detection rate (ADR) is currently the best “report card” for colonoscopy performance available. All doctors that perform colonoscopy are not equally good at it. All endoscopists should be measuring their own individual ADR, and working to push that number higher and higher.Share this:
As a patient, you only have control over a few parts of your colonoscopy. Usually you have a choice of which doctor does the procedure. …Share this:
Most of the time, nasogastric tubes can be easily passed “blindly” at the bedside without any special equipment or sedation. However, every once in a while, the tube cannot be passed for various reasons, often related to problems in the esophagus such as strictures, tumors, or large hiatal hernias.Share this:
Flat polyp (*): arrowhead shows edge of polyp; dotted line outlines entire polyp.
This is a flat polyp. It’s about the size of a dime…Share this:
There have been a lot of reports surfacing recently regarding strange infections associated with endoscopy. At the time of publication of…Share this:
AO: appendiceal orifice; ICV: Ileocecal valve
I must inform you that this is the end of the line. To a gastroenterologist, seeing th…Share this: