Novel use of a plastic overtube facilitates intraoperative enteroscopy in Crohn's disease.

@article{Lachter2003NovelUO,
  title={Novel use of a plastic overtube facilitates intraoperative enteroscopy in Crohn's disease.},
  author={Jesse Lachter and Michael Moshe Krausz},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2003},
  volume={50 53},
  pages={1446-8}
}
Patients with Crohn's disease often need multiple operations. Intraoperative endoscopy may obviate the need for repeated operations. A novel use of a plastic overtube was applied to facilitate intraoperative endoscopy. The overtube was an inexpensive way to prevent contamination; it was applied easily and was found to be very helpful. Use of the overtube is suggested for all such endoscopically-assisted operations.