Diagnostic Imaging Procedures for Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage and Its Development―Double-balloon Endoscopy Hironori Yamamoto 1 1Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Jichi Medical School Keyword: ダブルバルーン内視鏡 , 小腸内視鏡 , 消化管出血 , 小腸出血 , 内視鏡的止血術 pp.485-490
Published Date 2005/4/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403100061
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 Double-balloon endoscopy uses a new insertion method which enables deep insertion of an endoscope into the small intestine. Characteristics of the double-balloon endoscopy are not only deep endoscopic insertion while maintaining shortening of the small intestine, but also stability of endoscopic control even after deep insertion. Endoscopic scrutiny and therapy of the entire small intestine became possible with the development of double-balloon endoscopy. Small intestinal bleeding has been the most difficult type of gastrointestinal bleeding to diagnose and treat. However, it has improved remarkably and accurate diagnosis and treatment have become possible with the advent of capsule endoscopy and double-balloon endoscopy. Endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of small intestinal bleeding using double-balloon endoscopy is described in this article.

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