n South African Gastroenterology Review - Abstracts of distinction

Volume 3, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1812-1659



Extracted from text ... The South African Gastroenterology Review ? November 2005 22 Best Oral : Clinical RESULTS OF 48 DOUBLE- BALLOON ENTEROSCOPY (DBE) PROCEDURES FJH Botha, CJ Mulder, M Jacobs, SP Grobler, Dept. of Surgery, University of The University of Free State. Introduction: Various pathologies occur in the small bowel which is difficult to evaluate and treat. To date the different methods to examine the small intestine lack diagnostic specificity and is of little therapeutic value. The new double-balloon enteroscope, (Fuji Photo Optical Incorporated Company), enables endoscopy of the entire small intestine and has diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities. Methods: 48 Patients, (F:M = ..

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