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The primary and most thoroughly validated indication to double-balloon endoscopy is obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, for which this procedure has high diagnostic and therapeutic efficacy and appears to be safe. In this clinical setting, double-balloon endoscopy is a better diagnostic tool than...
Crohn’s disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease with an unpredictable clinical course and a high incidence of disease recurrence. It can involve any portion of the gastrointestinal tract, but most commonly is found in the distal small bowel and proximal colon. In 30% of patients,...
In patients with celiac disease (CD), double balloon endoscopy (DBE) allows evaluation of endoscopic signs of celiac disease in the small bowel distal to the duodenum and enables obtaining biopsy specimens. DBE in CD is indicated especially in patients: (1) who are over 50 years old at age of...
Double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) is now an established method for endoscopic visualization of the deep small bowel. DBE is not only a diagnostic tool, but also makes it possible to take biopsy samples and perform endoscopic therapeutic interventions. However, DBE is a complex examination and...
Endoscopic interventions like mucosal biopsy, (argon plasma) coagulation, snare polypectomy, injection therapy, tattooing for marking, and balloon dilation therapy can be performed during double balloon enteroscopy (DBE). Until recently, none or little data were available about the complication...
Double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) allows the diagnosis and therapy of small-bowel lesions. Here, we present a spectrum of accessories that are needed to perform various treatment modalities, such as coagulation of angiodysplasias, polypectomy, mucosectomy, and dilation. The placement of metal...
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