Predictive role of capsule endoscopy on the insertion route of double-balloon enteroscopy.

@article{Li2009PredictiveRO,
  title={Predictive role of capsule endoscopy on the insertion route of double-balloon enteroscopy.},
  author={Xiaoqing Li and Honglin Chen and J Dai and Y Gao and Zhi-Zheng Ge},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2009},
  volume={41 9},
  pages={
          762-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) has been suggested to be more efficient if based on the results of screening video capsule endoscopy (VCE). We evaluated the utility of VCE for predicting the best insertion route of DBE for the evaluation and treatment of small-bowel lesions. PATIENTS AND METHODS Results of studies of patients with complete VCE examination of the small bowel and with findings confirmed by DBE are reported. A location index of lesions found on VCE was… CONTINUE READING

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