Long-term outcome after argon plasma coagulation of small-bowel lesions using double-balloon enteroscopy in patients with mid-gastrointestinal bleeding.

@article{May2011LongtermOA,
  title={Long-term outcome after argon plasma coagulation of small-bowel lesions using double-balloon enteroscopy in patients with mid-gastrointestinal bleeding.},
  author={Andrea May and T Friesing-Sosnik and Hendrik Manner and Juergen Pohl and C. Ell},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2011},
  volume={43 9},
  pages={759-65}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Vascular malformations are the most common sources of bleeding in the small bowel. They can be treated with argon plasma coagulation (APC) during double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE). This study aimed to evaluate the long-term follow-up of the effectiveness of APC for small-bowel bleeding by means of a single-center retrospective study. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between June 2003 and December 2005, APC treatment for small-bowel lesions was carried out during DBE in 63… CONTINUE READING
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