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Endoscopy. 2012 May;44(5):527-36. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1291717. Epub 2012 Mar 2.

Colon capsule endoscopy: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Guideline.

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  • 1Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Catholic University, Rome, Italy. cristianospada@gmail.com

Abstract

PillCam colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) is an innovative noninvasive, and painless ingestible capsule technique that allows exploration of the colon without the need for sedation and gas insufflation. Although it is already available in European and other countries, the clinical indications for CCE as well as the reporting and work-up of detected findings have not yet been standardized. The aim of this evidence-based and consensus-based guideline, commissioned by the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) is to furnish healthcare providers with a comprehensive framework for potential implementation of this technique in a clinical setting.

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