Double-balloon enteroscopy: indications, diagnostic yield, and complications in a series of 275 patients with suspected small-bowel disease.

@article{Heine2006DoubleballoonEI,
  title={Double-balloon enteroscopy: indications, diagnostic yield, and complications in a series of 275 patients with suspected small-bowel disease.},
  author={Gerbrand D. N. Heine and Mohammed M Hadithi and Marcel J. M. Groenen and Ernst J Kuipers and Maarten A. J. M. Jacobs and Chris Jacob Johan Mulder},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2006},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={42-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Until recently, only the proximal small bowel was accessible for diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. This paper describes experience in the first 275 patients examined and treated with the new method of double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE), which is expected to make full-length enteroscopy possible. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between November 2003 and May 2005, double-balloon enteroscopy was conducted in 275 consecutive patients presenting at two tertiary referral hospitals… CONTINUE READING

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