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World J Gastroenterol. Nov 21, 2009; 15(43): 5397-5408
Published online Nov 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5397
Table 1 Benefits and drawbacks of endoscopic methods[39,77]
MethodIntra-operative enteroscopyDouble balloon enteroscopy
BenefitsAll polyps removed in one procedureLess invasive
Partnership with a surgeonWell tolerated
Less time-consuming for endoscopistShorter sick leave
DrawbacksNecessity of laparotomyOften more than one procedure required
Possibility of adhesions formationNot feasible in some patients (because of adhesions)
Longer convalescenceLonger procedure