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Gastroenterology Review/Przegląd Gastroenterologiczny
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5/2009
vol. 4
 
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Clinical utility of capsule endoscopy in small intestinal diseases, experience of single referral center with 125 cases

Taylan Kav
,
Ali I. Shorbagi
,
Bulent Sivri
,
Yasemin H. Balaban
,
Serap Arslan
,
Figen Batman
,
Yusuf Bayraktar

Przegląd Gastroenterologiczny 2009; 4 (5): 245–250
Online publish date: 2009/11/09
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Aim: To evaluate the clinical utility of capsule endoscopy in diagnosing small bowel disease.
Material and methods: A retrospective review of 125 capsule endoscopy (CE) examinations from September 2003 to March 2009 was performed.
Results: The average patient age was 47.7 ±18.2 (min: 13, max: 97), 49 were female (39.2%). Indications for CE were obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) (56.0% of cases), diarrhea (14.0%), abdominal pain (7.2%), other indications such as known Crohn’s disease, and surveillance for polyposis syndromes. The CE completely evaluated the entire small bowel in 92 patients (73.6%). Capsule endoscopy study was normal without any finding in 22.4% of patients. The overall diagnostic yield of capsule endoscopy was 74.4% (93/125). The diagnostic yield of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding by capsule endoscopy was 77.1%. No complication related to the capsule was observed.
Conclusions: Capsule endoscopy is safe and well tolerated diagnostic tool in the evaluation of small bowel diseases.
keywords:

capsule endoscopy, obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, OGIB, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, intestinal mass, small intestinal polyps

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