Special Issue "The Advanced Role of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for Inflammatory Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2021.
Interests: endoscopic ultrasound (EUS); interventional EUS; endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP); pancreatobiliary disease; portal hypertention; GI-subeputherial lesion
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The role of gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is wide-ranging. Recently, with the development of equipment and the progress of techniques, GI endoscopy has come to serve a wide scope of applications, from diagnosis to treatment, for various digestive diseases. Although diagnosis and treatment for cancer in particular are extremely important roles of GI endoscopy, this Special Issue specifically examines advances in the use of GI endoscopy for inflammatory digestive diseases.
The development and progress of image-enhanced endoscopy (IEE) have been particularly useful for diagnosing various GI diseases. IEE has been applied not only to tumors but also to inflammatory diseases. Recently, some reports have described its application to reflux esophagitis, intestinal metaplasia of the stomach, and inflammatory bowel disease. It has also been applied to the diagnosis of inflammatory changes in the pancreatobiliary area. Moreover, advances in endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) have greatly facilitated the diagnosis of inflammatory pancreatobiliary diseases, such as chronic pancreatitis and IgG4 related disease. Pathological diagnosis by EUS-guided fine-needle biopsy has been performed actively for definitive diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis. It is also applied as therapeutic interventional EUS for various complications associated with inflammation, such as walled-off necrosis associated with acute pancreatitis. Conventional endoscopic drainage for inflammatory biliary diseases has progressed further through the development of new devices. Consequently, endoscopy for inflammatory digestive diseases has made great progress. The editor is expecting submitted work related to "Inflammation and GI Endoscopy" conducted from various perspectives.
Prof. Atsushi Irisawa
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- palled-off necrosis
- IgG4 related disease (pancreatobiliary/gastrointestinal)
- inflammatory bowel disease
- ulcerative colitis
- crohn’s disease
- reflux esophagitis
- eosinophilic esophagitis
- chronic gastritis
- viral infection of the GI tract