Endoscopy 2006; 38(1): 22-26
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-921120
Endoscopy Essentials
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Small-Bowel Endoscopy

G.  Gay1 , M.  Delvaux1
  • 1Dept. of Internal Medicine and Gastrointestinal Pathology, Brabois Hospital, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nancy, Nancy, France
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Publication Date:
23 January 2006 (online)

Introduction

Highlights of endoscopy of the small bowel (enteroscopy) in 2004 - 2005 included the constantly growing use of capsule endoscopy (CE) in everyday practice for patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding [1] [2] [3], patients with Crohn’s disease [4], and in clinical trials [5], on the one hand; and the development of push-and-pull enteroscopy (PPE) on the other [6]. The papers selected for this review reflect these trends.