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World J Gastroenterol. 2009 Apr 7;15(13):1584-6.

Capsule endoscopy.

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Gastroenterology Department, University Clinic of Navarra, Pio XII 36, Pamplona, Spain. mmunoz@unav.es

Abstract

Capsule endoscopy (CE) is a simple, safe, non-invasive, reliable technique, well accepted and tolerated by the patients, which allows complete exploration of the small intestine. The advent of CE in 2000 has dramatically changed the diagnosis and management of many diseases of the small intestine, such as obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, Crohn's disease, small bowel tumors, polyposis syndromes, etc. CE has become the gold standard for the diagnosis of most diseases of the small bowel. Lately this technique has also been used for esophageal and colonic diseases.

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PMC2669941
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