Capsule endoscopy

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Capsule endoscopy is the test of choice when dealing with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding once colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) have proved negative. Yields of capsule endoscopy average 70% and are improved when the test is performed close to the bleeding episode. In addition, capsule endoscopy guides subsequent therapy with double balloon enteroscopy by using the percentage of the small bowel transit time to guide either per oral or transrectal double balloon approaches. A normal capsule study indicates a low risk of further bleeding.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPractical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Subtitle of host publicationSmall and Large Intestine and Pancreas
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781444328417
ISBN (Print)9781405182744
StatePublished - 31 Aug 2010


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