Wednesday, June 2, 2010



Two types of DBE systems are available.

  • The standard system includes a thin endoscope with an 8.5 mm diameter and a 200 cm working length (Fujinon EN-450P5), a 145 cm soft overtube with an outer diameter of 12.2 mm, and a specifically designed pump. A soft latex balloon, attached at the tip of the endoscope, can be inflated and deflated using a pump through the air channel in the endoscope. The soft overtube also has a latex balloon at its tip that can be inflated and deflated. The pressure in both balloons is monitored accurately and regulated at 6 kPa.
  • A therapeutic double balloon endoscope (Fujinon EN-450T5) is also available. The Fujinon EN-450T5 has a larger outer diameter (9.4 mm) so that it can accommodate a larger channel (2.8 mm in diameter).

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