Gastroenterology Research and Practice

Small Intestinal Imaging


Publishing date
13 Sep 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
26 Apr 2013

12nd Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at Hradec Kralove, Charles University in Praha, University Teaching Hospital, Sokolska 581, 500 05 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

2Clinique des maladies intestinales et du support nutritionnel, Service de Gastroentérologie, Hôpital Erasme, Route de Lennik 808, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium

3Department of Gastroenterology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

4Department of Gastroenterology, Slovak Medical University in Bratislava, University Teaching Hospital of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Antolská 11, 851 07 Bratislava, Slovakia


Small Intestinal Imaging

Description

Small intestine was inaccessible for endoscopy for a long time. Too far from both mouth and anus, it was beyond endoscopist's reach. There were several methods for evaluation of the small bowel, including push enteroscopy (using a flexible endoscope through which images of the bowel’s lining can be seen), intraoperative endoscopy, and radiological small-bowel follow-through studies (in which the patient is required to drink barium and then have X-ray pictures taken of their abdomen at timed intervals). For most of these methods, the diagnostic accuracy (the ability to diagnose and exclude disease correctly) is poor.

A break came on in 2000 with a development of new tools: capsule enteroscopy and double balloon enteroscopy. Capsule enteroscopy allows for the end-to-end visualisation of the small bowel. However, the presence of a motility disorder or stricture may preclude successful investigation. Double balloon enteroscopy (and other deep enteroscopy methods: single balloon enteroscopy and spiral enteroscopy) is a gold standard for both investigation and therapy of small intestinal disorders recently. Confocal laser endomicroscopy is a rather complementary and experimental method.

In radiological imaging, the MRI is leading the development of small bowel imaging. The standard small bowel enema may not show early mucosal disease. CT and MRI enterography are gaining in usage; particularly as oral techniques have become more successful, obviating the problem of intubation. Both show bowel vascularity and mural and transmural changes. The role of abdominal ultrasound in experience hands is also significant. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Deep enteroscopy
  • Confocal laser enteroscopy
  • Radiological approach to small intestinal assessment
  • Experimental small intestinal endoscopy
  • Small intestinal tumours
  • The place of SB video capsule in the diagnostic algorithm of obscure digestive bleeding
  • Celiac disease

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 623091
  • - Editorial

Small Intestinal Imaging

Marcela Kopáčová | Andre Van Gossum | ... | Jan Bureš
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 856873
  • - Review Article

Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome: Review of the Literature

Marcela Kopáčová | Ondřej Urban | ... | Ilja Tachecí
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 918031
  • - Review Article

Cryptogenic Multifocal Ulcerous Stenosing Enteritis: A Review of the Literature

Darina Kohoutová | Jolana Bártová | ... | Jan Bureš
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 896704
  • - Review Article

Transabdominal Ultrasonography of the Small Bowel

Rudolf Kralik | Peter Trnovsky | Marcela Kopáčová
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 702536
  • - Clinical Study

Small Intestinal Tumours

Marcela Kopáčová | Stanislav Rejchrt | ... | Ilja Tachecí
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 304723
  • - Review Article

Novel Imaging Enhancements in Capsule Endoscopy

Mostafa Ibrahim | Andre Van Gossum
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 478349
  • - Review Article

Whipple’s Disease: Our Own Experience and Review of the Literature

Jan Bureš | Marcela Kopáčová | ... | Ilja Tachecí
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 861619
  • - Review Article

Radionuclide Small Intestine Imaging

Jiri Dolezal | Marcela Kopacova
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 518483
  • - Review Article

Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Refractory Coeliac Disease

Petula Nijeboer | Roy L. J. van Wanrooij | ... | Gerd Bouma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 984916
  • - Clinical Study

Utility of Computed Tomographic Enteroclysis/Enterography for the Assessment of Mucosal Healing in Crohn's Disease

Shinichi Hashimoto | Kensaku Shimizu | ... | Isao Sakaida
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