What is the effective clinical use of small bowel capsule endoscopy in real life?


Akyuz F. , Cavus B. , Akyuz U.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.31, no.9, pp.609-613, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjg.2020.19432
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.609-613

Abstract

Capsule endoscopy (CE) is a noninvasive and easy method for evaluating the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Since the wireless CE system was first developed, many new technical improvements have been made in order to gain maximum benefit from thisprocedure. However, at this stage, it remains a diagnostic modality, the main indication for its use being obscure GI bleeding. CE is only contraindicated in symptomatic intestinal obstruction. New indications for use and therapeutic options may become possible with the further development of nanotechnologies.