Seeing is believing

July 2008
Gut;Jul2008, Vol. 57 Issue 7, p975
Academic Journal
The article compares two studies on esophageal capsule endoscopy and computerized tomographic (CT) scanning of esophageal varices. In a study of 288 patients, researchers found that an overall agreement for detecting oesophageal varices between oesophagogastroduodenoscopy (OGD) and capsule endoscopy was 85.8%. In the second study, researchers studied 102 patients undergoing both CT scan and OGD, where CT scan had about 90% sensitivity in the identification of oesophageal varices.


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