It has been estimated that 5% of GI bleeding episodes are due to bleeding lesions located in the small bowel. The available diagnostic tools allow an indirect (x-ray examinations) or only partial examination (endoscopy). Recent studies show that capsule enteroscopy allows a direct evaluation of the entire small bowel and moreover has a diagnostic yield superior to traditional imaging techniques.
|Translated title of the contribution||Use of the video capsule enteroscopy in patients with obscure GI bleeding|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Endoscopia Digestiva|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2002|
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