New methods of enteroscopy enable potential visualization of the entire small bowel, and allow for biopsies and therapeutic intervention in areas previously out of reach of push enteroscopy or ileocolonoscopy. The technique for advancement, using the double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) method, uses a push - and - pull method, with infl ation and defl ation of two balloons and telescoping of the intestine onto an overtube. DBE can be done in an antegrade and/or retrograde fashion with visualization of the entire small bowel reported in up to 86% of cases, usually by a combination of antegrade and retrograde approaches.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Practical Gastroenterology and Hepatology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Small and Large Intestine and Pancreas|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Aug 31 2010|
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