Enteroscopy is used to examine the small intestine (jejunum, ileum). Due to its length of 4-6m, this must be examined with a particularly long endoscope - the single-balloon enteroscope.
In most cases, enteroscopy is preceded by capsule endoscopy. If an unclear finding was raised in this examination, further clarity can be obtained with enteroscopy. Tissue samples can be taken and treatment can also be performed in the same session (e.g., hemostasis). This method also allows detection of other rare small bowel diseases.
The intestine must also be cleaned in advance for this examination.