Status evaluation: Enteroscopy

D. A. Gilbert, R. G. Buelow, R. S K Chung, John T Cunningham, P. G. Foutch, L. A. Laine, P. A. Michaletz, G. Zuckerman

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Abstract

Enteroscopy is a method to examine the small bowel mucosa beyond the reach of standard upper endoscopes. In practice it has primarily been used to search for a bleeding lesion in patients where one is not detected by conventional means. Such patients constitute only a small percentage of those who bleed (15,20). Experience is greatest with push enteroscopy. Examination of the distal duodenum and proximal jejunum using a standard or pediatric colonoscope is practical, appears to be safe and provides a satisfactory diagnostic and therapeutic yield in experienced hands. Longer designated push enteroscopes are under investigation. Sonde type enteroscopes can be passed to the ileum in most cases. A cause for bleeding can be detected in approximately one-quarter to one-third of individuals with minimal morbidity. Certain technical problems limit their efficacy and their role in the evaluation of patients with bleeding has not yet been clearly defined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)673-677
Number of pages5
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy
Volume37
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Hemorrhage
Colonoscopes
Endoscopes
Jejunum
Ileum
Duodenum
Mucous Membrane
Pediatrics
Morbidity
Therapeutics

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Gilbert, D. A., Buelow, R. G., Chung, R. S. K., Cunningham, J. T., Foutch, P. G., Laine, L. A., ... Zuckerman, G. (1991). Status evaluation: Enteroscopy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 37(6), 673-677.

Status evaluation : Enteroscopy. / Gilbert, D. A.; Buelow, R. G.; Chung, R. S K; Cunningham, John T; Foutch, P. G.; Laine, L. A.; Michaletz, P. A.; Zuckerman, G.

In: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Vol. 37, No. 6, 1991, p. 673-677.

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Gilbert, DA, Buelow, RG, Chung, RSK, Cunningham, JT, Foutch, PG, Laine, LA, Michaletz, PA & Zuckerman, G 1991, 'Status evaluation: Enteroscopy', Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 673-677.
Gilbert DA, Buelow RG, Chung RSK, Cunningham JT, Foutch PG, Laine LA et al. Status evaluation: Enteroscopy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 1991;37(6):673-677.
Gilbert, D. A. ; Buelow, R. G. ; Chung, R. S K ; Cunningham, John T ; Foutch, P. G. ; Laine, L. A. ; Michaletz, P. A. ; Zuckerman, G. / Status evaluation : Enteroscopy. In: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 1991 ; Vol. 37, No. 6. pp. 673-677.
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