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Hepatogastroenterology. 2012 Nov-Dec;59(120):2533-35. doi: 10.5754/hge09767.

Real-time viewing of video capsule endoscopy for on-going mid GI bleeding.

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  • 1Department of Gastroenterology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan.


RAPID Access Real-Time (RT) has the ability to provide an endoscopist with the presence of bleeding and its location for cases with on-going mid GI bleeding. However, to date, the clinical benefits of this device remain unknown as studies on it have not yet been published. We present a case of recurrent GI bleeding where video capsule endoscopy (VCE) with real time viewing helped them decide on the route of double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE). Since the bleeding image of RT had not been obtained over 150 minutes after passing the pylorus, the patient underwent retrograde DBE. In the middle of the ileum, active bleeding from Dieulafoy's lesion was found and we treated it successfully. It was suggested the effectiveness of VCE in reference to the determination of RT for on-going mid GI bleeding.

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