Ghosh, S.; Stocks, J.; Sharif, A.; Walters, J.; Playford, R.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA73
Academic Journal
This article presents a study to report on the experience of capsule enteroscopy in patients with significant gastrointestinal (GI) haemorrhage who had a negative upper endoscopy, colonoscopy and push enteroscopy. In patients with upper endoscopy, push enteroscopy and colonoscopy negative GI haemorrhage, wireless capsule endoscopy detected lesions thought to be definite or probable source of haemorrhage in 52% of patients. The majority were intestinal vascular lesions. Wireless capsule endoscopy is a useful diagnostic modality after failed conventional diagnostic endoscopic procedures including push enteroscopy.


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