Aim Double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) is a relatively new endoscopic technique that allows endoscopic access into the small intestine. It has been studied in adults, but the literature remains scarce in the paediatric age group.
Methods We retrospectively assessed our experience with DBE in children.
Results We describe four procedures performed on three patients. The diagnostic yield was high (100%) with one major complication (perforation) encountered. A review of the benefits and risks in this cohort, and the available literature is included.
Conclusions DBE is a promising endoscopic modality in children, but some aspects remain unanswered. There is a great need for a prospective study to better assess benefit and risk in this population.
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