Home-made double-channel endoscope for pediatric patients

Man Shan Kong*, Peter Chi Ho Chung, Jer Nan Lin

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Commercially available double-channel endoscopes are designed mainly for adults. We present our experience of using a home-made pediatric double-channel endoscope. A feeding tube was attached to the side of a single-channel endoscope by adhesive tape. The attached tube was used as an additional working channel. Fifty-nine procedures, including esophageal variceal injection sclerotherapy, gastrointestinal bleeding, polypectomy, and foreign body removal, were successfully performed using this home-made double-channel endoscope. No complications were observed. This home-made double-channel endoscope is safe, efficient, and inexpensive for use in pediatric procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-338
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Volume106
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 04 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Children
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Polypectomy
  • Sclerotherapy

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