Endoscopy 2024; 56(06): 462
DOI: 10.1055/a-2266-2935


Tomas Hucl
1   Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
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EUS-guided gastroenterostomy (EUS-GE) is becoming widely used to treat gastric outlet obstruction as an alternative to luminal stenting or laparoscopic surgery [11]. However, the procedure requires high technical skills and experience in order to prevent, recognize, and manage procedure-related adverse events.

In this video, Shah et al. report a case of interposed colon between the stomach and the jejunal loop. The presence of the interfering colon with all its typical EUS features was obvious only when the tip of the scope was released, demonstrating the importance of this maneuver during EUS-GE.

Inadvertent gastrocolostomy is a rare complication of EUS-GE, reported in 0.4%–2.4% of patients [22] [33]. This case further demonstrates not only that procedure cessation may prevent a severe adverse event possibly requiring surgery, but also that a repeated procedure a couple of days later may be successful in this setting.

Publication History

Article published online:
29 May 2024

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