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11 days ago

With the advent of the enteroscopy, highly invasive techniques are fading away. This procedure does not only help to allay the number of stitches but it also helps to get rid of the long recovery period which is customarily required after the procedures. Let us get to know the variegated facets of the enteroscopy.

  • Endoscopy and Enteroscopy  

Endoscopy is customarily used when the inner view of the organs and the tissue samples are to be extricated. But there are certain situations in which the doctor may be required to have the finer view of the following:

  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Sections of the small intestine

In those peculiar situations,. In which the surgeon may feel the need to attach one or two balloons with the endoscope. The predominant use of the balloon is that they can be inflated as per the requirement of the Gastro specialist. The surgeon may use any if the following if there is a requirement to extricate a piece of tissue as sample for examination and analysis:

  • Forceps
  • Scissors

  • Variegated names of enteroscopy

There are many names by which the enteroscopy is recognized which re listed as the following:

  • Capsule Enteroscopy
  • Double balloon enteroscopy
  • Double Bubble
  • Push and pull enteroscopy

  • Types of enteroscopy

There are two preponderant types of enteroscopy which are classified as:

  • Upper 
  • Lower

  • Upper Enteroscopy

As the name itself suggests, there is something to do with only the upper portion of the body with enteroscopy. When it is about upper enteroscopy, then the endoscope is supposed to be shoved in the body through the mouth.

  • Lower enteroscopy

Lower enteroscopy is a technique in which the recturm is used as the entrance point to make the endoscopy reach inside the body.

  • Factors to decide

The surgeon will decide based on the problem to be diagnosed which typ of the enteroscopy is to be used. 

  • Benefits of Enteroscopy

Within a very short period of time, the disease which is disturbing the patient is diagnosed. Besides, it also facilitates to detect whether the problem is associated with the organ itself or the tissues of which it is made of. If the problem is detected with the tissue, then it is supposed to withdraw a piece of tissue for examination as well. 

  • Uses of enteroscopy

Endoscopy is used when any of the following cases are doubted to be causing an affliction:

  • Escalated count of white blood cells
  • Malignancy in the small intestine
  • Obstructed bowel passages
  • Unordinary bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract
  • Any sort of mutilation in the intestines from the radiation treatment
  • Severe Diarrhea
  • Complications owing to malnutrition
  • Unordinary X-Ray Results

  • Preparations for enteroscopy

Follow the below mentioned instructions before going for the enteroscopy procedure:

  • Avoid intaking aspirin 
  • Avoid the consumption of any blood thinning medications
  • Do not consume the solid foods preferably after 10.00 pm particularly in the night prior to the procedure
  • It's highly suggested to drink clear liquids prior to the night before procedure
  • Abstain completely from all sorts of liquids specifically four to five hours prior the procedure

  • Mechanism of enteroscopy

An enteroscopy is considered as the outpatient stratagem. The connotation of the outpatient is that you will go home the same day the procedure is performed. The time taken to perform the procedure varies from at least forty-five minutes to two hours in maximum.

  • Sedation

The dose of the sedation or relaxive medications depends on the particular type of the enteroscopy. These sedatives are dispensed in the body through any of the veins in an arm.

Final Words

We are not unaware of the fact that to perform this procedure expertise in the particular field is required. For this we have a staff that does not only have the required qualification but a significant experience as well.