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Double ballon enteroscopy

Oliver Moeschler, Michael Karl Mueller
Since its introduction in 2001 capsule endoscopy opened up the small bowel for diagnostic approaches followed by double balloon enteroscopy which enabled the endoscopic community to perform therapeutic interventions in the whole small intestine. In this review the scientific developments related to indications, diagnostic yield and complications of the last years between the competing devices double ballon enteroscopy, single balloon enteroscopy and spiral enteroscopy are illustrated.
February 7, 2015: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
A V Vorobeĭ, N A Lagodich, Iu N Orlovskiĭ, S V Aleksandrov, S A Sikorin, A P Dmitrochenko
It was done 192 double-ballon enteroscopies in 141 patients at the period from March 2009 to March 2012. Epithelial benign tumors were detected in 10 (7.1%) patients with congenital polypoid syndromes. Endoscopic excision of polyps was done in 6 patients including 1 case with laparoscopic-assisted technique. Urgent open surgeries were performed before this in 4 patients with Peutz-Jeghers' syndrome and invaginated small bowel obstruction. The authors consider that double-ballon enteroscopy is highly informative diagnostic and treatment method in case of small bowel diseases...
2014: Khirurgiia
Jae-Ho Park, Byong Duk Ye, Jeong-Sik Byeon, Do Hoon Kim, Kee Don Choi, Tae Jun Song, Do Hyun Park, Dong Wan Seo, Sung Koo Lee, Seung-Jae Myung, Suk-Kyun Yang, Jin-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Double balloon enteroscopy (DBE)-assisted endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is frequently performed in patients with surgically altered intestinal anatomy. Moreover, it is also utilized in some cases with pancreatic indications, particularly patients with Roux-en-Y anatomy following Whipple’s procedure or pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy. Here, we present our experiences using DBE-assisted ERCP in patients with Roux-en-Y anatomy, with a focus on pancreatic indications...
October 2013: Hepato-gastroenterology
F Maccioni, N Al Ansari, F Mazzamurro, F Barchetti, M Marini
INTRODUCTION: Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a familial polyposis syndrome characterized by multiple hamartomatous polyps throughout the gastrointestinal tract. The aim of our study was to retrospectively determine the diagnostic value of MR enterography (MRE), performed in supine and prone position, in the detection of small bowel polyps in PJ patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed MRE examinations of 8 PJS patients who underwent MRE, pushed-double-ballon enteroscopy, laparoscopic endoscopy or surgery, within 3 months...
April 2012: Abdominal Imaging
U Huegle, S Aymaz, A J Dormann
Diagnosis of and therapy for small bowl disease is a new challenge for modern endoscopy. Following the development of capsule endoscopy it is possible to inspect the whole small intestine. Therefore one needs adequate endoscopes in order to take tissue samples and perform the corresponding therapeutic measures. Today, the technical procedure of double-ballon enteroscopy is established and is available for routine clinical use. Double-ballon enteroscopy is usable both perorally and peranally, and can be used to inspect the entire small intestine...
May 2009: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
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