TITLE

2009 - Capsule endoscopy had low sensitivity for detecting colonic lesions and high specificity for large lesions

AUTHOR(S)
Fletcher, Robert H.; Gossum, A. Van
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;11/17/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 5, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which analyzes the accuracy of capsule endoscopy for detecting colorectal polyps and cancer in adults with colonic disease. 332 adults were selected from 8 centers in different countries. Capsule endoscopy was compared to colonoscopy. The results show that capsule endoscopy has low sensitivity for detecting small polyps, but high specificity for detecting large polyps and advanced adenomas. The technology has limited accuracy for detecting colorectal cancer.
ACCESSION #
45665929

 

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