Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 40, Issue 10, pp 2236–2238

Intraoperative enteroscopy in the diagnosis of partial intestinal obstruction in infancy

  • Christopher Duggan
  • Robert C. Shamberger
  • Donald Antonioli
  • Alan M. Leichtner
Diagnostic and Interventional Techniques Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF02209012

Cite this article as:
Duggan, C., Shamberger, R.C., Antonioli, D. et al. Digest Dis Sci (1995) 40: 2236. doi:10.1007/BF02209012
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Summary

We present the case of a 4-month-old infant with a prolonged illness due to an occult intestinal stricture. Diagnosis of the lesion escaped conventional radiologic and surgical methods and required intraoperative enteroscopy. Resection of the stricture lead to prompt clinical improvement. Our patient illustrates a primary diagnostic use of intraoperative enteroscopy in the detection of a partial intraluminal small bowel obstruction. As further experience accumulates with small bowel endoscopy, roles for therapeutic enteroscopy (such as polypectomy, photocoagulation, and perhaps balloon dilatation) will certainly arise. Such endeavors will depend on the continued productive collaboration between members of the surgical and gastroenterological teams.

Key Words

intraoperative enteroscopy intestinal obstruction 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Duggan
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Robert C. Shamberger
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Donald Antonioli
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Alan M. Leichtner
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Combined Program in Pediatric Gastroenterology and NutritionChildren's Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBoston
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryChildren's Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBoston
  3. 3.Department of PathologyChildren's Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBoston

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