Guidelines for endoscopic balloon dilation in treating Crohn's disease-associated small intestinal strictures (supplement to the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Enteroscopy)

Hironori Yamamoto, Tomonori Yano, Akihiro Araki, Motohiro Esaki, Kazuo Ohtsuka, Naoki Ohmiya, Shiro Oka, Hiroshi Nakase, Shigeki Bamba, Fumihito Hirai, Naoki Hosoe, Tomoki Matsuda, Keigo Mitsui, Kenji Watanabe, Haruhiko Ogata, Shinichi Katsuki, Takayuki Matsumoto, Mitsuhiro Fujishiro, Kazuma Fujimoto, Haruhiro Inoue

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Abstract

Balloon-assisted enteroscopy allows endoscopic treatments in the deeper segments of the small bowel. Endoscopic balloon dilation has become a popular minimally invasive alternative for the treatment of Crohn's disease-associated small intestinal strictures. As a supplement to the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Enteroscopy, the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society's Working Committee has developed the present “Guidelines for endoscopic balloon dilation in treating Crohn's disease-associated small intestinal strictures,” based on new scientific techniques and evidence. The guidelines cover standard procedures for the insertion route of the balloon endoscope, bowel preparation, indications, procedure-related complications, efficacy, target diameter and duration, management of multiple strictures, and the current state of combined and alternative treatments. Unresolved future research questions are also listed in this guideline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1278-1296
Number of pages19
JournalDigestive Endoscopy
Volume34
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Nov

Keywords

  • Crohn's disease
  • balloon-assisted endoscopy
  • endoscopic balloon dilation
  • small intestinal stricture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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