Advance in diagnosis and treatment of small bowel tumors: a single-center report

Rossella Cianci, Cristiano Spada, Claudio Coco, Guido Costamagna, Riccardo Urgesi, Alessandra Bizzotto, Giulia Rizzo

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The past decade has seen significant advances in the evaluation of the small bowel, long considered as the "black box" in gastroenterology. The development of several endoscopic techniques, including capsule endoscopy (CE) and double (DBE)- and single (SBE)-balloon enteroscopy, has improved the evaluation of this part of the gut and led to reach a more precise preoperative diagnosis of small-bowel tumors. These rare tumors were previously diagnosed only after laparotomy, although laparoscopic advanced surgery can be used for minimally invasive therapeutic approach in these patients. This study was designed to evaluate the diagnostic and therapeutic impact of endoscopic procedures on small-bowel tumors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-441
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Endoscopy
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Double-Balloon Enteroscopy
  • Early Detection of Cancer
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
  • Equipment Design
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Neoplasms
  • Intestine, Small
  • Length of Stay
  • Male
  • Middle Aged


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