Small bowel tuberculosis diagnosed by the combination of video capsule endoscopy and double balloon enteroscopy

Masanao Nakamura, Yasumasa Niwa, Naoki Ohmiya, Daigo Arakawa, Wataru Honda, Ryoji Miyahara, Tetsuo Matsuura, Takafumi Ando, Osamu Maeda, Akihiro Itoh, Yoshiki Hirooka, Hidemi Goto

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Small bowel tuberculosis is sometimes encountered in oriental countries, and because its symptoms are vague and present a nonspecific pattern, confirmative diagnosis is difficult to achieve. In 2001, two new innovative endoscopic techniques for the small bowel, video capsule endoscopy and double balloon enteroscopy, were introduced, thus advancing the diagnostic technology for small bowel disorders. Our asymptomatic patient with small bowel tuberculosis was diagnosed definitively using the combination of video capsule endoscopy and double balloon enteroscopy. The number of such cases will increase when those procedures become more widely used. At present, the endoscopic view of small bowel tuberculosis is difficult to differentiate from Crohn's disease and drug-induced enteropathy, but from now on it will be possible to distinguish them utilizing endoscopic and fluoroscopic images. On the basis of the characteristics of small bowel tuberculosis with its endoscopic images, referring to our case report and previous literature, we report a topical diagnostic procedure, the combination of video capsule endoscopy and double balloon enteroscopy.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)595-598
ページ数4
ジャーナルEuropean Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
19
7
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 07-2007
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 肝臓学
  • 消化器病学

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