Superior mesenteric artery syndrome: An unusual cause of watson biopsy capsule retention

M. Bonamico, M. Roggini, A. Pierro, C. Dionisi Vici, I. Manca Bitti

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Abstract

The prolonged intestinal retention of a Watson biopsy capsule in a 12-year-old girl with chronic diarrhea is reported. Radiological investigation showed a duodenal obstruction due to superior mesenteric artery syndrome. A preliminary barium study of the upper gas trointestinal tract, before performing blind intestinal biopsies, may decrease the incidence of similar complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-147
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Volume4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1985

Keywords

  • Complication
  • Intestinal biopsy
  • Superior mesenteric artery syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Histology
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science

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