Balloon enteroscopy vs spiral enteroscopy for small-bowel disorders

Post written by Ramkaji Baniya, MD, and Prabin Sharma, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Hurley Medical Center, Michigan State University, Flint, Michigan, and the Department of Internal Medicine, Yale New Haven Health Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticut. Our systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of different deep enteroscopic procedures. …

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Balloon enteroscopy–assisted ERCP

Kentaro Ishii, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tokyo Medical University, in Tokyo, Japan discusses this Original Article, "Balloon enteroscopy–assisted ERCP in patients with Roux-en-Y gastrectomy and intact papillae (with videos)." Balloon enteroscopy (BE)-assisted ERCP has provided a marked improvement in the success rate of reaching the papilla and consecutive ERCP procedures in …

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Editor’s Choice: Balloon enteroscopy–assisted ERCP

Associate Editor Dr. John Saltzman highlights this article “Balloon enteroscopy–assisted ERCP in patients with Roux-en-Y gastrectomy and intact papillae (with videos)” by Ishii et al as February’s Editor’s Choice. Performing ERCP in patients with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is an increasingly common clinical scenario for advanced endoscopists. The anatomy poses unique challenges including reaching the ampulla …

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