Small Bowel Obstruction by Wireless Enteroscopic Capsule and Unrecognized Intestinal Stricture

Najafian, Hadi; Eyvazzadeh, Camille
December 2006
American Surgeon;Dec2006, Vol. 72 Issue 12, p1216
Academic Journal
The wireless enteroscopy capsule (WEC) was approved for noninvasive visualization of small bowel. We report an unusual case of a previously healthy man with history of bowel resection and anastomosis who developed small bowel obstruction after ingestion of a WCE. At operation, an anastomotic stricture site was noted and the WEC was proximal to this stricture, causing obstruction. This case emphasizes the importance of a good history and physical examination, as well as vigilant follow-up and retrieval of WEC.


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