Video capsule endoscopy - State of the art and indications

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Abstract

Wireless capsule endoscopy represents a major milestone in the evolution of small bowel enteroscopy, and enables visualization of the entire small bowel in a noninvasive manner, without necessity for sedation. Indications for the test include, but are not limited to evaluation of obscure gastrointestinal bleed, Crohn disease, small bowel tumors, polyposis syndromes, and Celiac disease. Modifications of the capsule also facilitate its utilization in screening and surveillance for Barrett's esophagus, esophageal varices, and colorectal cancer. This article is a review of the indications and recommendations regarding the role of capsule endoscopy in current clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)458-462
Number of pages5
JournalActa Endoscopica
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

Keywords

  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Capsule retention
  • Crohn disease
  • Enteroscopy
  • Esophageal varices
  • Obscure gastrointestinal bleed
  • Patency capsule
  • Small bowel tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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