Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2005 May;30(5):273-276.

A Case of Proximal Jejunal Diverticular Bleeding Diagnosed by Double Balloon Enteroscopy and Treated by Colonoscopic Hemoclipping

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jinlee@hallym.or.kr

Abstract

Although the development of wireless capsule endoscopy made it possible to visualize the entire small bowel endoscopically, capsule endoscopy has some limitations such as the impossibility of taking biopsies and carrying out therapeutic interventions. The new double-balloon method of enteroscopy has advantages over capsule endoscopy or push enteroscopy. This method is possible to take biopsies and perform therapeutic procedures such as thermal coagulation, injection, or polypectomy. It is also possible to visualize entire small bowel through oral and anal approach and improve endoscopic image by rinsing and air insufflation. We herein report a case of proximal jejunal diverticular bleeding diagnosed by double-balloon enteroscopy.

Keyword

Double balloon enteroscopy; Jejunal diverticular bleeding
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