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Enteroscopy

General Information

Enteroscopy is used to examine the small intestine (jejunum, ileum).

Due to its length of 4-6m, this must be examined with a particularly long endoscope - the single-balloon enteroscope. In most cases, enteroscopy is preceded by capsule endoscopy. If unclear findings are obtained in this examination, further clarity can be obtained with enteroscopy.

Tissue samples can be taken and treatment can be carried out in the same session (e.g. haemostasis). This method also allows other rare diseases of the small intestine to be detected. For this examination the intestine must be cleaned in advance.