Effective dilation of small-bowel strictures by double-balloon enteroscopy in patients with symptomatic Crohn's disease (with video).

@article{Despott2009EffectiveDO,
  title={Effective dilation of small-bowel strictures by double-balloon enteroscopy in patients with symptomatic Crohn's disease (with video).},
  author={Edward J Despott and Arun P. Gupta and David N. Burling and Eric Tripoli and Krysia Konieczko and Ailsa L. Hart and Chris Fraser},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2009},
  volume={70 5},
  pages={1030-6}
}
BACKGROUND Crohn's disease (CD)-related small-bowel strictures remain a major cause of morbidity, frequently requiring surgery. OBJECTIVE Assessment of the feasibility and effectiveness of CD small-bowel stricture dilation by DBE. DESIGN Prospective case series. SETTINGS Single, tertiary referral center. METHODS Outcome data on cases of DBE-assisted CD small-bowel stricture dilation were prospectively collected from 2005. Dilation was performed by using controlled radial expansion… CONTINUE READING

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