Double-Balloon Endoscopy

Theory and Practice

  • Kentaro Sugano
  • Hironori Yamamoto
  • Hiroto Kita

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. H. Yamamoto
    Pages 1-4
  3. M. Takano, S. Yamataka
    Pages 5-8
  4. Y. Sekine
    Pages 15-18
  5. K. Sunada
    Pages 23-26
  6. Y. Hayashi
    Pages 27-33
  7. H. Sato, T. Yano
    Pages 35-45
  8. H. Yamamoto, M. Iwamoto, H. Kita, Y. Hayashi, K. Sunada, H. Sato
    Pages 51-82
  9. H. Yamamoto, H. Kita, K. Sunada, Y. Hayashi
    Pages 83-100
  10. T. Yano, Y. Hayashi, H. Kita
    Pages 101-113
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 115-117

About this book


Endoscopic access to the small intestine has for a long time presented a challenge to physicians. Although capsule endoscopy can provide an endoscopic image from the entire small intestine, neither biopsy nor endoscopic treatment can be performed with it. In order to make more definitive diagnoses of abnormal findings detected by capsule endoscopy, a new system incorporating greater insertability and maneuverability is required. Double-balloon endoscopy, which enables endoscopic observation of the entire small intestine, represents such a new system. The chapters of this book describe the principles, insertion technique, and clinical applications of double-balloon endoscopy, which will become the gold standard of enteroscopy and may well eliminate the need for intraoperative enteroscopy in many patients. As such, this book will provide an invaluable source of reference for all practitioners working in the field.


Diagnostic endoscopy Double-balloon endoscopy Small bowel imaging Surgery Therapeutic endoscopy Tumor biopsy diagnosis endoscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Kentaro Sugano
    • 1
  • Hironori Yamamoto
    • 1
  • Hiroto Kita
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine Division of GastroenterologyJichi Medical UniversityTochigiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kentaro Sugano, Hironori Yamamoto, Hiroto Kita 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-34204-5
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-34205-2
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