Published online Aug 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i29.4726
Revised: April 18, 2013
Accepted: May 9, 2013
Published online: August 7, 2013
Core tip: Small bowel diseases are encountered frequently in adults and children. For diagnosing small bowel disease, endoscopy, barium series, ultrasound, and computed tomography methods were used before advanced techniques such as capsule endoscopy and double balloon enteroscopy (DBE). Many centers began to use DBE widely in adults and children. Interventional procedures of DBE in children are also as safe as in adult patients. Although a small number of children were included in the present study, this is believed to be the first comparison of DBE in adult and pediatric patients.