Monday, June 7, 2010

Double Balloon Endoscopy (DBE) - Complications




DBE is very safe and serious side-effects or complications are very rare.

Common side-effects after a DBE include:


Sore throat
Abdominal bloating
Nausea
Minor bleeding


These are usually mild and resolve within 12 to 24 hours.

The following complications have rarely been reported with DBE:


Perforation
Major bleeding
Pancreatitis

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