Diagnostic yield of deep enteroscopy techniques for small-bowel bleeding and tumors

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Abstract

Endoscopic evaluation and management with deep enteroscopy techniques have largely replaced the role of intraoperative enteroscopy in the management of small-bowel (SB) disorders. While capsule endoscopy (CE) enables visualization of the entire SB, therapeutic deep enteroscopy techniques (balloon-assisted enteroscopy and spiral enteroscopy) facilitate diagnostic and therapeutic management deep within the SB. CE is currently recommended as the third test of choice in the evaluation of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding after a negative bidirectional endoscopy. The test also has a role in the diagnosis of SB tumors and surveillance of familial polyposis syndromes. Therapeutic deep enteroscopy techniques are mainly used for evaluation and management of CE findings, but they may also have a role in patients with a negative CE but high clinical suspicion for an SB disorder. Because preliminary data suggest a comparable diagnostic and therapeutic yield with double-balloon, single-balloon, and spiral enteroscopy, selection of the enteroscope should be based on availability and the endoscopist's experience with the technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-105
Number of pages6
JournalTechniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

Keywords

  • Balloon-assisted enteroscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Deep enteroscopy
  • Double-balloon enteroscopy
  • Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Polyposis syndromes
  • Single-balloon enteroscopy
  • Small-bowel disorders
  • Small-bowel tumors
  • Spiral enteroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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