Single-balloon enteroscopy in children: Initial experience at a pediatric center

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)680-684
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010


  • children
  • endoscopy
  • pediatric
  • single-balloon enteroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Gastroenterology


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