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A novel diagnostic and treatment strategy for small intestinal lesions in children: hybrid treatment using transumbilical minimal incision surgery combined with double-balloon enteroscopy.
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PMID:  23296374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: Double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) is a useful and feasible modality for evaluating small intestinal lesions, even in children. METHODS: DBE makes it possible to perform biopsy, diagnosis, polypectomy and endoscopic therapies including hemostasis, tattooing and clipping of the small intestinal lesions. However, endoscopic procedures in the small intestines of children are more difficult than in adults, because the intestinal wall is thin and the lumen is narrow. A novel hybrid treatment was developed using DBE for small bowel lesions combined with transumbilical minimal incision surgery. CONCLUSION: This hybrid treatment is safe, effective, provides excellent cosmetic results and can be used as an alternative for traditional open laparotomy or endoscopic surgery.
Yuki Tsuji; Kosaku Maeda; Shigeru Ono; Yuko Tazuke; Satohiko Yanagisawa; Yoshiko Usui; Katsuhisa Baba; Tomonori Yano; Hironori Yamamoto
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric surgery international     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1437-9813     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Surg. Int.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8609169     Medline TA:  Pediatr Surg Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Jichi Medical University, School of Medicine, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Shimotsuke, Tochigi, 329-0498, Japan.
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