New and emerging technologies to endoscopically manage nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding

Larissa L. Fujii-Lau, Louis M. Wong Kee Song, Michael J. Levy

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Abstract

A subset of patients with nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding either fails or is deemed unsuitable for standard endoscopic hemostatic therapy. Newer endoscopic and endosonographic techniques have been developed to offer an alternative treatment and potentially improve patient outcome for the difficult-to-treat lesions. These alternative therapies include over-the-scope clip devices, radiofrequency ablation, cryotherapy, hemostatic sprays, endoscopic suturing, and endoscopic ultrasound-guided angiotherapy. This article serves to review these novel techniques that can be incorporated in the armamentarium to treat nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-218
Number of pages9
JournalTechniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

Keywords

  • Endoscopic suturing
  • EUS angiotherapy
  • Hemostatic spray
  • Over-the-scope clip
  • Radiofrequency ablation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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