G. Anton Decker, Jonathan A. Leighton

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New methods of enteroscopy enable potential visualization of the entire small bowel, and allows for biopsies and therapeutic intervention in areas previously out of reach of push enteroscopy or ileocolonoscopy[1]. The technique for advancement, using the double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) method, uses a push-and-pull method, with inflation and deflation of two balloons and telescoping of the intestine onto an overtube. Double balloon enteroscopy can be done in an antegrade and/or retrograde fashion with visualization of the entire small bowel reported in up to 86% of cases[2], usually by a combination of antegrade and retrograde approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Subtitle of host publicationSmall and Large Intestine and Pancreas
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781405182744
StatePublished - Aug 31 2010


  • Complications
  • Diagnostic yield
  • Double Balloon Enteroscopy (DBE)
  • Plication
  • Small bowel
  • Therapeutic methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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