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Small bowel polyps and tumours: endoscopic detection and treatment by double-balloon enteroscopy.
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PMID:  18945259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background  Double-balloon enteroscopy has allowed us not only to inspect deeply the small bowel but also to carry out interventions for diseases of the small bowel. Aim  To evaluate the utility of double-balloon enteroscopy for the diagnosis and therapy of these lesions. Methods  All patients undergoing double-balloon enteroscopy for evaluation of small bowel polyps and tumours during a 3.75-year period at a university referral hospital were studied. The types of polyps and tumours as well as endoscopic technique of removal, surgery and complications were documented. Results  The incidence of small bowel polyps and tumours in-patients undergoing DBE was 9.6%. A total of 40 double-balloon enteroscopy procedures were performed in 29 patients [13 female (44.8%), mean age 51 years, range 22-74]. The following lesions were found most frequently: adenomas in familial adenomatous polyposis syndrome, n = 8; hamartomas, n = 4 (Peutz-Jeghers and Cronkhite Canada syndromes), jejunal adenocarcinoma n = 5, neuroendocrine tumour n = 4 and others n = 6. Conclusions  The incidence of small bowel tumours in those in-patients who were undergoing double-balloon enteroscopy was 10%. Double-balloon enteroscopy is useful for the diagnosis and treatment of small bowel polyps and tumours.
L C Fry; H Neumann; D Kuester; R Kuhn; M Bellutti; P Malfertheiner; K Monkemuller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-10-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1365-2036     ISO Abbreviation:  Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8707234     Medline TA:  Aliment Pharmacol Ther     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases Department of Pathology Department of Surgery, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany.
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