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Clinical applications of small bowel capsule endoscopy

Authors Kopylov U, Seidman EG

Received 11 May 2013

Accepted for publication 22 June 2013

Published 26 July 2013 Volume 2013:6 Pages 129—137

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CEG.S48005

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Uri Kopylov, Ernest G Seidman

Division of Gastroenterology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Abstract: Video capsule endoscopy has revolutionized our ability to visualize the entire small bowel mucosa. This modality is established as a valuable tool for the diagnosis of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, Crohn's disease, small bowel tumors, and other conditions involving the small bowel mucosa. This review includes an overview of the current and potential future clinical applications of small bowel video endoscopy.

Keywords: small bowel video capsule endoscopy, obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, Crohn’s disease, small bowel tumors, patency capsule

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