Long intestinal tube insertion with the ropeway method facilitated by a guidewire placed by transnasal ultrathin endoscopy for bowel obstruction

Yoshihide Kanno, Dai Hirasawa, Naotaka Fujita, Yutaka Noda, Go Kobayashi, Kazuhiko Ishida, Kei Ito, Takashi Obana, Takashi Suzuki, Toshiki Sugawara, Jun Horaguchi, Osamu Takasawa, Kazunari Nakahara, Tetsuya Ohira, Kengo Onochi, Yoshihiro Harada, Wataru Iwai, Masatake Kuroha

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Abstract

Aim: For patients with bowel obstruction, intestinal decompression by a long tube is recommended. We assessed the usefulness of a new technique for insertion of a long tube with a guidewire placed by transnasal ultrathin endoscopy. Methods: Nineteen patients who had been diagnosed as suffering from bowel obstruction underwent long-tube insertion with the ropeway technique using a guidewire placed by transnasal endoscopy. Thirty-three patients who had undergone conventional insertion of a long tube were included as controls. The success rate of intubation of the small bowel and the time required for the procedure were compared between the subjects and controls. Results: The success rate of intubation was 94.7% (18/19) in subjects and 84.8% (28/33) in controls (P = 0.53). The time required for insertion in the subjects and controls was 24.1 ± 8.1 min and 48.7 ± 25.3 min, respectively, with a statistically significant difference (P < 0.001). No complications relevant to the procedure were encountered in either of the groups. Conclusion: Long-tube insertion facilitated by transnasal endoscopy reduces the time required for insertion in comparison with the conventional technique without endoscopy. Endoscopy-assisted long-tube insertion with the ropeway method is a safe and useful procedure for decompression in patients with bowel obstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-200
Number of pages5
JournalDigestive Endoscopy
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul

Keywords

  • Bowel obstruction
  • Long intestinal tube
  • Ropeway method
  • Ultrathin endoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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