Enteroscopy

What is Enteroscopy?

Enteroscopy is the procedure of using an enteroscope for the direct visualization of the small bowel.

Visualization of the small bowel has posed a challenge to gastroenterologists due to the difficulty of physically reaching more distal regions of the small bowel anatomically. As the small bowel can often be a source of pathology, endoscopy of the small bowel can be a useful diagnostic and therapeutic technique.

Traditional gastroscopes can generally visualize the proximal and distal duodenum in the hands of experienced endoscopists but are limited due to the length of the instrument. Pediatric colonoscopes or sometimes dedicated enteroscopes which are much longer than standard gastroscopes can visualize the proximal jejunum. This technique is referred to as push enteroscopy. Due to the length of the small bowel, averaging 4–6 meters in the adult, push enteroscopy is still not effective to adequately visualize large portions of the small intestine.

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My daughter is 20. She was originally diagnosed with anemia but there seems to be too many unanswered questions as to what has caused it. It came...

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more studies needed

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in a young female my first thought would be to investigate gynecological sources of her anemia....

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I am a 62 year old female with a history of digestive problems. Only serious one was a run of pancreatitis about 10 years ago. It was treated and...

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CT angiogram & Enteroscopy

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My son has been experiencing abdominal pain about 5 weeks, some so severe they caused vegal responses. Saw GI spec in OK City. Enteroscopy...

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Tests reports are needed first....

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First, I need to have the reports of endoscopy and ct-scan. I also want to...

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