[Double balloon endoscopy: a new method for diagnosis and treatment of small bowel diseases].

Abstract

Double balloon endoscopy (DBE) is a new method that enables endoscopy of the entire small intestine. The indications are primarily diagnosis and therapy of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, Crohn's disease, tumours and polyps. The endoscope and procedure is described and an overview of the indications and experience with DBE is given based on a literature… (More)

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