double balloon endoscopy

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double balloon endoscopy

Endoscopy to evaluate and treat sources of gastrointestinal bleeding within the small bowel. It allows visualization of successively deeper segments of the small bowel by catching the bowel wall with one balloon (located on an overtube that surrounds the endoscope) and then advancing the endoscope ahead of it. When the endoscope reaches a new section of bowel, a new balloon is inflated, fixing the bowel in place. The overtube balloon is deflated, and the overtube is advanced until its balloon is reinflated. The process is repeated until the scope has been successively moved through the entire small intestine, visualizing it fully.
Synonym: push-and-pull endoscopy
See also: endoscopy
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Double-balloon enteroscopy showed multiple inflammatory polyps in the upper jejunum and circumferential ulceration in the stenosed jejunum (diameter <0.
Hookworm infection presenting as overt gastrointestinal bleeding: lessons from double-balloon enteroscopy in the tropics.
RBC scintigraphy also plays an important role in the diagnosis of small intestinal bleeding, when conventional endoscopy (EGD, push enteroscopy and colonoscopy) has limited value, and costly innovative methods such as capsule endoscopy and double-balloon enteroscopy are not readily available.
In-patient services include all cases of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, liver disease, etc, while the outpatient services include endoscopy, colonoscopy, double-balloon enteroscopy etc.
The patient underwent an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, colonoscopy, and double-balloon enteroscopy to investigate further his condition.
Endoscopic procedures like Double-balloon enteroscopy (9) and capsule endoscopy are useful in diagnosing small-bowel disorders.
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the detection rate accuracy of Double-balloon Enteroscopy (DBE) after Capsule Endoscopy (CE) in patients with suspected small bowel diseases.
Recognizing this condition pre-operatively requires a high index of suspicion, however enteroclysis intra-operative enteroscopy (2,3), double-balloon enteroscopy (6) and combined enteroscopy and enteroclysis (7) are some imaging modalities that may help confirm the diagnosis and also delineate the extent of resection.
In addition, CE is less invasive and more widely available than double-balloon enteroscopy.
Summary: Prospective, randomised study proves double-balloon enteroscopy to be superior to newer single-balloon technique
Evaluation of deep small bowel involvement by double-balloon enteroscopy in Crohn's disease.