Endoscopic hemostatic spray for uncontrolled bleeding after complicated endoscopic mucosal resection or endoscopic submucosal dissection: a report of 2 cases

Kayla M. Hartz, Roland Y. Lee, Leonard T. Walsh, Matthew E.B. Dixon, Matthew T. Moyer

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Background and Aims: There is a significant bleeding risk after gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and EMR cases. This case series describes the use of an endoscopic hemostasis spray, which is not typically used to treat this type of bleeding, after multiple attempts with other modalities failed. Methods: We present 2 patient cases of ESD and EMR used to treat a gastric adenoma (case 1) and 2 gastric hyperplastic masses (case 2) with refractory bleeding after use of multiple other treatment modalities. Both patients were not surgical candidates because of their medical comorbidities. Results: Bleeding was eventually controlled with the use of endoscopic hemostasis spray after attempts were made using SB Knife Jr tip, Coagrasper Hemostatic Forceps, Argon Photocoagulation, and scope tamponade. Conclusions: In very specific cases, endoscopic hemostasis spray may have some utility for refractory bleeding after dissection of gastric lesions. After using this spray, it became technically challenging to suture endoscopically because of the mud-like quality of the hemostasis material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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