February 1978

A New Technique for Rapid Endoscope-Assisted Intubation of the Small Intestine

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Gastroenterology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(2):196-198. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370140086018

• We describe a simple method for rapid intubation of the small intestine. The method was successful in 13 out of 14 attempts. A forward-viewing fiberscope, two endoscopic biopsy forceps, five rubber bands, and the tube to be positioned are required for the method. It should have broad application for the passage of tubes for small intestinal decompression, jejunal feeding, jejunal biopsy, and biliary and pancreatic drainage studies.

(Arch Surg 113:196-198, 1978)