Capsule Endoscopy

Christina A. Tennyson, Blair S. Lewis

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The small intestine cannot be completely evaluated via traditional endoscopic techniques due to its length and location. Video capsule endoscopy is a safe and well-tolerated procedure to visualize the small intestine. Capsule endoscopy can evaluate numerous gastrointestinal disorders, including obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and polyposis syndromes. Capsule endoscopy technology has also been used to examine the esophagus and most recently the colon. Limitations of capsule endoscopy include the inability to take biopsies, missed lesions, difficulty in localization, incomplete examinations, and variability in interpretation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextbook of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1405191821, 9781405191821
StatePublished - 16 Apr 2012


  • Celiac disease
  • Colon capsule
  • Esophageal capsule
  • Push enteroscopy
  • Small intestine
  • Transit time
  • Video capsule endoscopy
  • • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • • Iron-deficiency anemia
  • • Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding


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