Capsule enteroscopy is a new diagnostic tool for the endoscopic examination of the small bowel, which has been introduced in the clinical practice since mid-2001. It consists of a swallowable capsule containing a miniaturised recording system which obtains a high-quality videofilm. Indications are any suspected lesion of the small bowel, such as vascular lesions, tumors, inflammatory lesions, malabsorbtive diseases.
|Translated title of the contribution||Capsule enteroscopy: Performance and indications|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Endoscopia Digestiva|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2002|
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