Endoscopy in the Diagnosis of Small Intestine Diseases

  • Toshiyuki Matsui
  • Takayuki Matsumoto
  • Kunihiko Aoyagi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. General Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fumihito Hirai
      Pages 9-18
    3. Motohiro Esaki, Takayuki Matsumoto
      Pages 19-23
    4. Takahiro Beppu, Fumihito Hirai
      Pages 25-38
  3. Specific Findings of Small Intestinal Lesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Naoki Ohmiya
      Pages 41-43
    3. Shotaro Nakamura
      Pages 45-46
    4. Kunihiko Aoyagi
      Pages 47-49
    5. Fumihito Hirai
      Pages 51-52
    6. Takahiro Beppu
      Pages 53-55
    7. Tomonori Yano
      Pages 57-58
    8. Takayuki Matsumoto
      Pages 59-60
    9. Kunihiko Aoyagi
      Pages 61-63
    10. Kunihiko Aoyagi
      Pages 65-67
    11. Yuji Maehata, Atsushi Hirano, Shunichi Yanai, Hiroshi Kawano
      Pages 69-75
    12. Takayuki Matsumoto
      Pages 77-78
    13. Yuho Sato, Yoshihiko Karashima, Sadahiro Funakoshi, Kazeo Ninomiya, Tomonori Yano, Hideki Ishibashi et al.
      Pages 79-98
    14. Sadahiro Funakoshi, Takao Kanemitsu, Noritaka Takatsu, Masashi Yamaguchi, Shotaro Nakamura, Takayuki Matsumoto et al.
      Pages 99-117

About this book


The purpose of this book is to improve diagnostic yields of capsule endoscopy and double-balloon endoscopy, because those procedures can depict nonspecific findings that may not lead to a proper diagnosis. Another reason for the publication was recognition of the difficulty in distinguishing enteroscopic findings of ulcerative colitis from those of Crohn’s disease.
From a practical point of view, it is important to observe endoscopic pictures first, then to compare the images of other modalities, and finally to compare macroscopic pictures of resected specimens. For that reason, a large number of well-depicted examples of small intestinal lesions were assembled to clarify differences among small intestinal lesions that appear to exhibit similar findings and morphologies.
Comparisons with radiographic findings comprise another important element in diagnosis. There are limitations in endoscopic observations of gross lesions of the small intestine, with its many convolutions. In Japan, many institutions still practice double-contrast imaging, which provides beautiful results. Because a single disorder may exhibit variations, this volume includes multiple depictions of the same disorders. Also included are lesions in active and inactive phases, as both appearances are highly likely to be encountered simultaneously in clinical practice. The number of illustrated findings therefore has been limited to strictly selected cases.


Capsule endoscopy Double-balloon endoscopy Small Intestine

Editors and affiliations

  • Toshiyuki Matsui
    • 1
  • Takayuki Matsumoto
    • 2
  • Kunihiko Aoyagi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyFukuoka University Chikushi HospitalChikushinoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Medicine and Clinical ScieKyushu University Graduate School of MeFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Dept of Gastroenterology and MedicineFukuoka University Faculty of MedicineFukuokaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-54352-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54351-0
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54352-7
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