Wireless capsule endoscopy and Crohn's disease

Swain, P.
March 2005
Gut;Mar2005, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p323
Academic Journal
The article presents information on wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) and Crohn's disease. WCE appears to be superior to all current forms of radiological investigation of the small intestine in detecting the mucosal abnormalities of Crohn's disease. When the WCE was introduced, fears that the capsule might become impacted caused early clinical protocols to exclude any patients with a hint of previous subacute obstruction or symptoms suggestive of Crohn's disease. In fact a few patients with Crohn's disease were inadvertently included in these early studies as the symptoms of this disease are often subtle and other investigations are sometimes inconclusive.


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