Single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE) allows deep endoscopic access to the jejunum and ileum in adults; however, there are no published series describing the safety of, and indications for, SBE in a pediatric population.Seven pediatric patients (5-17 years) underwent SBE in a 9-month period. Five of 7 procedures achieved the goal. There were no serious complications, and SBE positively affected patient management in 5 of 7 cases.We conclude that SBE is feasible in a pediatric population and can positively affect patient care.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2010|
- single-balloon enteroscopy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health