Small bowel endoscopy in children

L. de Ridder, M. M. Tabbers, J. C. Escher

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Endoscopic investigation of small bowel pathology in children has historically been difficult due to location, length and tortuosity of the small bowel. Recently, video capsule endoscopy and balloon-assisted enteroscopy techniques have evolved as new diagnostic tools and are increasingly used in the paediatric population. In this review the current literature is appraised to define the clinical indications and practical aspects of capsule endoscopy and balloon-assisted enteroscopy in children. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-345
JournalBest Practice and Research: Clinical Gastroenterology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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