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Clinical applications of small bowel capsule endoscopy

Author(s): Kopylov U | Seidman EG

Journal: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
ISSN 1178-7023

Volume: 2013;
Issue: default;
Start page: 129;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Uri Kopylov, Ernest G Seidman Division of Gastroenterology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Abstract: Video capsule endoscopy has revolutionized our ability to visualize the entire small bowel mucosa. This modality is established as a valuable tool for the diagnosis of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, Crohn's disease, small bowel tumors, and other conditions involving the small bowel mucosa. This review includes an overview of the current and potential future clinical applications of small bowel video endoscopy. Keywords: small bowel video capsule endoscopy, obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, Crohn’s disease, small bowel tumors, patency capsule
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