The Visualization Of The Small Bowel

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Abstract The visualization of the small bowel has posed a challenge to gastroenterologists due to the difficulty of physically reaching more distal regions of the small bowel anatomically. As the small bowel can often be a source of pathology, endoscopy of the small bowel can be a useful diagnostic and therapeutic technique. Over the last few years’ enteroscopies has been introduced and being used widely. Various types of enteroscopies are being used; among them the most commonly used are double balloon, single balloon and spiral enteroscopies. In this dissertation, I am focusing and comparing among the three to find which one is having highest diagnostic and therapeutic benefits. Objective: To assess the invasive enteroscopic technique with maximum diagnostic and therapeutic yield, for common small bowel diseases like OGIB, small bowel crohn 's and polyps. Methods: Online electronic search of databases- Medline, CIHNAL, EMBASE, citation searching, the relevant literatures, carefully selected keywords (enteroscopy, Single balloon enteroscopy, double balloon enteroscopy, spiral enteroscopy) and its appropriate combinations were used. Further the citation searching was done to identify more relevant literatures. Results: From the 1035 articles, selected from 2001 to 2015, six articles were selected after excluding the relevant criteria’s and those were critically apprised and compared to get comprehensive results. Conclusion: The various enteroscopic procedures have
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