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Motorized spiral enteroscopy: this is the end my friend?

Journal Volume 86 - 2023
Issue Fasc.4 - Letters
Author(s) T.G. Moreels 1
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(1) Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, Dept Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Brussels, Belgium

Endoscopic devices have a history of being launched as the next big thing, and subsequently being retrieved from the marked because of efficacy or safety concerns. The Shapelock overtube to overcome sigmoid loop formation during colonoscopy and the Enteryx implant to reduce gastro-oesophageal reflux are only two examples (1,2). They were voluntarily removed by the manufacturers because of serious adverse events. These were accessory devices to facilitate endoscopy or to perform endoscopic therapeutic interventions.

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