How helpful is capsule endoscopy to surgeons?


Ersoy O., Sivri B., Bayraktar Y.

WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.13, no.27, pp.3671-3676, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 27
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i27.3671
  • Journal Name: WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3671-3676
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Capsule endoscopy is a new technology that, for the first time, allows complete, non-invasive endoscopic imaging of the small bowel. The efficacy of capsule endoscopy in the diagnosis of suspected small bowel diseases has been established. Important applications for surgeons include observations of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding and small bowel neoplasms. (c) 2007 WJG. All rights reserved.