Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal Tract, Upper Tract, Double Balloon
Definition : Upper-gastrointestinal-tract endoscopes with double balloons designed to access, examine, diagnose, and/or treat the upper gastrointestinal tract. These devices are used mainly for visual examination, biopsy, retrieval of foreign objects, and treatment of lesions in the entire upper tract (i.e., esophagus, stomach, small intestine), including areas of the small intestine that are difficult to reach using conventional endoscopes. Double-balloon endoscopes used to reach the small intestine typically include dedicated balloons (for guiding and stabilization of the endoscope) that are inflated through a special tube that runs along the endoscope to facilitate full positioning of the endoscope and insertion of the endoscope tip in the area of small intestine targeted for diagnosis or treatment.
Entry Terms : "Double Balloon Upper Tract Gastrointestinal Endoscopes" , "Double-Balloon Enteroscopes"
UMDC code : 23999