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Shyam Varadarajulu 6 Articles
Treatment of Walled-off Necrosis – Outcomes are Best When Endoscopy and Percutaneous Interventions are Complimentary, Not Exclusive
Ji Young Bang, Shyam Varadarajulu
Clin Endosc 2021;54(6):785-786.   Published online November 30, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5946/ce.2021.258
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Neoplasia in Chronic Pancreatitis: How to Maximize the Yield of Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
Ji Young Bang, Shyam Varadarajulu
Clin Endosc 2014;47(5):420-424.   Published online September 30, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5946/ce.2014.47.5.420
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When performing endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA), identifying neoplasia in the setting of chronic pancreatitis can be technically challenging. The morphology of an ill-defined mass on sonography, presence of calcifications or intervening collaterals, reverberation from a biliary stent, low yield of tissue procurement, and interpretative errors in cytopathology can result in both false-negative and false-positive results. Although these challenges cannot be completely eliminated, elastography or contrast-enhanced imaging can aid in differentiating an inflammatory mass from a neoplasm. Also, performing more passes of FNA, procuring core biopsy material, performing rapid onsite evaluation, conducting ancillary pathology studies, and even repeating the procedure on a different day can aid in improving the diagnostic performance of EUS-FNA. This review provides a concise update and offers practical tips to improving the diagnostic yield of EUS-FNA when sampling solid pancreatic mass lesions in the setting of chronic pancreatitis.

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    Digestive Diseases and Sciences.2022; 67(6): 2552.     CrossRef
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    Gastroenterología y Hepatología.2022; 45(3): 231.     CrossRef
  • Chronic pancreatitis for the clinician. Part 1: Etiology and diagnosis. Interdisciplinary position paper of the Societat Catalana de Digestologia and the Societat Catalana de Pàncrees
    Xavier Molero, Juan Ramon Ayuso, Joaquim Balsells, Jaume Boadas, Juli Busquets, Anna Casteràs, Mar Concepción, Míriam Cuatrecasas, Gloria Fernàndez Esparrach, Esther Fort, Francisco Garcia Borobia, Àngels Ginès, Lucas Ilzarbe, Carme Loras, Miquel Masachs,
    Gastroenterología y Hepatología (English Edition).2022; 45(3): 231.     CrossRef
  • Comparison of contrast-enhanced versus conventional EUS-guided FNA/fine-needle biopsy in diagnosis of solid pancreatic lesions: a randomized controlled trial
    In Rae Cho, Seok-Hoo Jeong, Huapyong Kang, Eui Joo Kim, Yeon Suk Kim, Jae Hee Cho
    Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.2021; 94(2): 303.     CrossRef
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    Arya Haj-Mirzaian, Satomi Kawamoto, Atif Zaheer, Ralph H. Hruban, Elliot K. Fishman, Linda C. Chu
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    Jian-Han Lai, Hsiang-Hung Lin, Ching-Chung Lin
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    Clara Benedetta Conti, Fabrizio Cereatti, Roberto Grassia
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    Clara Benedetta Conti, Fabrizio Cereatti, Roberto Grassia
    World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.2019; 11(8): 454.     CrossRef
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    Tanyaporn Chantarojanasiri, Pradermchai Kongkam
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    Catherine A. Foss, Liansheng Liu, Ronnie C. Mease, Haofan Wang, Pankaj Pasricha, Martin G. Pomper
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    Utpal Mondal, Nichole Henkes, Sandeep Patel, Laura Rosenkranz
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    Eun Young Kim, Kwang An Kwon, Il Ju Choi, Ji Kon Ryu, Ki Baik Hahm
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Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Management of Pancreatic Pseudocysts and Walled-Off Necrosis
Ji Young Bang, Shyam Varadarajulu
Clin Endosc 2014;47(5):429-431.   Published online September 30, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5946/ce.2014.47.5.429
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The outcome of endoscopic management of pancreatic fluid collections is dependent on the type of collection being treated. While pseudocysts have an excellent treatment response, the outcomes are modest for walled-off pancreatic necrosis. Recent advances in cross-sectional body imaging have enabled a more accurate distinction of pancreatic fluid collections, which, in turn, facilitates the correct triage of patients to receive the appropriate treatment. Newly described endoscopic techniques and the development of dedicated accessories have improved the clinical outcomes in walled-off pancreatic necrosis, with treatment success rates comparable to that of minimally invasive surgery. This review summarizes the key concepts and provides a concise update on the endoscopic management of pancreatic fluid collections.

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  • Endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage of pancreatic fluid collections: The impact of evolving experience and new technologies in diagnosis and treatment over the last two decades
    Pietro Gambitta, Anna Maffioli, Jean Spiropoulos, Antonio Armellino, Maurizio Vertemati, Paolo Aseni
    Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International.2020; 19(1): 68.     CrossRef
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    Gianenrico Rizzatti, Mihai Rimbaș, Alberto Larghi
    Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.2020; 91(5): 1217.     CrossRef
  • Endoscopic Therapy for Pancreatic Fluid Collections: A Definitive Management Using a Dedicated Algorithm
    Ming Ming Xu, Iman Andalib, Aleksey Novikov, Enad Dawod, Moamen Gabr, Monica Gaidhane, Amy Tyberg, Michel Kahaleh
    Clinical Endoscopy.2020; 53(3): 355.     CrossRef
  • Endoscopic Transgastric Versus Surgical Approach for Infected Necrotizing Pancreatitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    De Luo, Xiangdong Liu, Juan Du, Jiang Liu, Xinpei Chen, Pengcheng Zhou, Bo Li, Song Su
    Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques.2019; 29(3): 141.     CrossRef
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    Weilu Chai, Qiyu Zhao, Huiming Song, Chao Cheng, Guo Tian, Tian’an Jiang
    World Journal of Surgical Oncology.2019;[Epub]     CrossRef
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    Audrey Lancaster, Melissa Zwijacz
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    Iman Andalib, Enad Dawod, Michel Kahaleh
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    Tian-An Jiang, Li-Ting Xie
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    Sohail Z. Husain, Arvind I. Srinath
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    Vikrant Parihar, Paul F. Ridgway, Kevin C. Conlon, Matthew Huggett, Barbara M. Ryan
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    Anand Kumar, Sammy Ho
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    Enver Zerem, Goran Hauser, Svjetlana Loga-Zec, Suad Kunosić, Predrag Jovanović, Dino Crnkić
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    Eun Young Kim, Kwang An Kwon, Il Ju Choi, Ji Kon Ryu, Ki Baik Hahm
    Clinical Endoscopy.2014; 47(5): 371.     CrossRef
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Metal versus Plastic Stent for Transmural Drainage of Pancreatic Fluid Collections
Ji Young Bang, Shyam Varadarajulu
Clin Endosc 2013;46(5):500-502.   Published online September 30, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5946/ce.2013.46.5.500
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The conventional management of pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs) involves surgery or percutaneous drainage. While surgery is associated with significant complications and mortality, percutaneous drainage is associated with prolonged hospitalization and oftentimes the need for other adjunctive treatment measures. Therefore, the use of endoscopy to drain PFCs is becoming increasingly popular. Randomized trials have demonstrated that endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage is superior to conventional endoscopy in terms of technical success and potentially decreases the rates of procedural complications. While transmural drainage is usually undertaken by deployment of plastic endoprosthesis, of late, fully covered self-expandable metal stents are being placed with increasing frequency. However, the benefits of this approach are unclear and require further validation in prospective trials.

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Procore and Flexible 19 Gauge Needle Can Replace Trucut Biopsy Needle?
Ji Young Bang, Shyam Varadarajulu
Clin Endosc 2013;46(5):503-505.   Published online September 30, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5946/ce.2013.46.5.503
AbstractAbstract PDFPubReaderePub

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is routinely performed for establishing tissue diagnosis in patients with gastrointestinal tumors. The concept of delivering chemotherapy based on molecular markers and the ability to establish a reliable diagnosis in lieu of an onsite cytopathologist has fuelled the recent trend in procuring core tissue by means of EUS-guided fine needle biopsy. To overcome the technical limitations induced by the rigidity of the Trucut biopsy needle, a new ProCore needle with reverse bevel technology has been developed. Recent data suggests that the newly developed flexible 19 gauge needle can also procure core tissue and has easy maneuverability when navigating the transduodenal route. Irrespective of the needles being used, the best clinical outcomes can be attained only by practicing evidence-based techniques, procuring adequate quantity of sample for ancillary studies, and processing the specimens appropriately.

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How Can We Get the Best Results with Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration?
Jayapal Ramesh, Shyam Varadarajulu
Clin Endosc 2012;45(2):132-137.   Published online June 30, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5946/ce.2012.45.2.132
AbstractAbstract PDFPubReaderePub

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has evolved to become an indispensable tool for tissue acquisition. While the overall diagnostic accuracy of EUS-FNA is greater than 90% for lung cancer staging, it is lower for pancreatic mass lesions. Several factors such as location of the tumor, disease characteristics and procedural techniques determine the outcomes of EUS-FNA. In this review we evaluate the various technical factors that are keys to attaining optimal procedural outcomes.

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