Intestinal Obstruction Caused by Ingestion of a Heidelberg Capsule: Report of a Case

Faegenburg, David; Kryle, Lawrence S.; Kashiwabara, Himeko; Doctor, Naishad M.; Pai, Prabha
October 1985
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Oct1985, Vol. 80 Issue 10, p787
Academic Journal
A case is reported in which a Heidelberg pH capsule was administered to a patient with the stenosing form of Crohn disease. The capsule impacted in the stricture resulting in small bowel obstruction ultimately requiring surgical intervention. The authors wish to emphasize that a careful history of preexisting intestinal disease should be taken before the administration of any non-absorbable diagnostic device.


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