Enteroscopia de doble balón: experiencia de una técnica endoscópica innovadora en el Hospital Universitario de la Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá
Patarroyo, O. J.
Rey, Adriana Margarita
Reyes, Gustavo A.
Ardila, Andrés F.
Revista de Gastroenterología de México, 2255-534X, Vol.85, Nro.1, January–March 2020, p. 25-31
Revista de Gastroenterología de México
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Introduction and aims: Double-balloon enteroscopy is a recently introduced endoscopic methodthat enables complete visualization of the small bowel, as well as biopsy sampling and thera-peutic interventions in that part of the intestine. The aim of the present study was to describethe experience acquired at our hospital to determine the characteristics of the patients thatunderwent the procedure.Materials and methods:A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted on all patientsabove 18 years of age admitted to the Hospital Universitario de la Fundación Santa Fe deBogotá for double-balloon enteroscopy, within the time frame of January 2013 to December2017.Results: The study sample included 93 procedures in 73 patients. Mean patient age was 57.91years, with a similar number of men and women. There were no severe complications. Themost frequent indication for the enteroscopy was gastrointestinal bleeding (overt or occult),presenting in 49.46% of the patients, followed by chronic diarrhea (16.13%). Video capsuleendoscopy was the previous study most frequently performed (53.76%). Anterograde double-balloon enteroscopy was carried out in 49 patients and 44 patients underwent the retrogradeprocedure. A total of 86.02% of the enteroscopies were diagnostic procedures and 13.98% were therapeutic. Normal enteroscopy was the most frequent finding (59.68%), followed bythe presence of ulcers (15.05%). Conclusions: Our results were similar to those reported worldwide, with respect to indications,insertion route, and insertion depth, and there were no severe complications.
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