Balloon enteroscopy is used to visualize the small bowel. Latex balloons are mounted on an overtube that can deliver the enteroscope into the small bowel by successive inflation and deflation. Balloon enteroscopy can deliver the enteroscope orally or rectally (retrograde) and can be used for diagnosis and therapy. Complications of balloon enteroscopy are perforation and bleeding via avulsion of the bowel
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