Endoscopy 2017; 49(02): v8
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-124314
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01 February 2017 (online)


Frank G. J. Kallenberg et al. Cap-assisted forward-viewing endoscopy to visualize the ampulla of Vater and the duodenum in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis

This proof-of-concept study demonstrated that cap-assisted forward-viewing endoscopy can be used effectively and safely to visualize both the duodenum and the ampulla of Vater in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis, thus challenging the concept that side-viewing endoscopy is mandatory for surveillance in these patients. This practice might reduce the burden, time, risks, and costs of an additional side-viewing endoscopy.