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Double balloon enteroscopy

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Extensive examination and endoscopic treatment of abnormalities such as bleeding, diarrhea, abdominal pain, found in the small intestine can be done by double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE). This special instrument relies on alternating balloon inflation/deflation to move deeper within the small intestine. The DBE scope is inserted either through the mouth or colon to best optimize the examination of the area of the small bowel in question.