Single-operator method for double-balloon endoscopy: A pilot study

A. Araki, K. Tsuchiya, E. Okada, S. Suzuki, S. Oshima, R. Okamoto, T. Kanai, Mamoru Watanabe

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Double-balloon endoscopy (DBE) is a new technique that allows diagnosis and treatment throughout the entire small intestine. We have recently developed a method that allows a single operator to perform DBE, by employing "grip and pinch" and "hold (or 'keep') and slide" techniques. This one-person method obviates the need for two operators who must cooperate closely.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)936-938
Number of pages3
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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