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First histologic confirmation of the diagnosis made by the new wireless-capsule endoscopy.

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  • 1Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel.


Wireless-capsule endoscopy is a new painless technique for endoscopic imaging of the small bowel. A 63-year-old male with iron deficiency anemia and thrombocytosis and extensive negative workup was examined twice with the capsule and was found to have multiple bluish polypoid lesions with a villous-appearing texture. Some of these lesions actually were seen to be bleeding. This is the first time that we have obtained histologic evidence for lesions seen only on the video-capsule endoscopy. The lesion was reached by deep ileoscopy via colonoscopy. On histologic analysis, there was acute and chronic ileitis.

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