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Title: Wireless capsule endoscopy: perspectives beyond gastrointestinal bleeding.
Authors: Redondo-Cerezo, Eduardo
Sánchez-Capilla, Antonio Damián
Torre-Rubio, Paloma De La
Teresa, Javier De
metadata.dc.contributor.authoraffiliation: [Redondo-Cerezo,E] Endoscopy Unit, Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Virgen de Las Nieves,Granada, Spain. [Sánchez-Capilla,AD; Torre-Rubio,P De La; Teresa,J De] Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Virgen de Las Nieves,Granada, Spain.
Keywords: Wireless capsule endoscopy;Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding;Small bowel tumors;Colon capsule endoscopy;Esophageal capsule endoscopy;Endoscopios en Cápsulas;Enfermedades Gastrointestinales;Neoplasias Intestinales;Intestino Delgado;Hemorragia Gastrointestinal
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Equipment and Supplies::Diagnostic Equipment::Endoscopes::Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal::Capsule Endoscopes
Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Digestive System Diseases::Gastrointestinal Diseases
Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Neoplasms::Neoplasms by Site::Digestive System Neoplasms::Gastrointestinal Neoplasms::Intestinal Neoplasms
Medical Subject Headings::Anatomy::Digestive System::Gastrointestinal Tract::Intestines::Intestine, Small
Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms::Pathologic Processes::Hemorrhage::Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Issue Date: 14-Nov-2014
Publisher: Baishideng Publishing Group
Citation: Redondo-Cerezo E, Sánchez-Capilla AD, Torre-Rubio P De La, Teresa J De. Wireless capsule endoscopy: perspectives beyond gastrointestinal bleeding. World J Gastroenterol. 2014. 20(42):15664-73
Abstract: Wireless capsule endoscopy (CE) is a technology developed for the endoscopic exploration of the small bowel. The first capsule model was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2001, and its first and essential indication was occult gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Over subsequent years, this technology has been refined to provide superior resolution, increased battery life, and capabilities to view different parts of the GI tract. Indeed, cases for which CE proved useful have increased significantly over the last few years, with new indications for the small bowel and technical improvements that have expanded its use to other parts of the GI tract, including the esophagus and colon. The main challenges in the development of CE are new devices with the ability to provide therapy, air inflation for a better vision of the small bowel, biopsy sampling systems attached to the capsule and the possibility to guide and move the capsule with an external motion control. In this article we review the current and new indications of CE, and the evolving technological changes shaping this technology, which has a promising potential in the coming future of gastroenterology.
Description: Journal Article;
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15664
ISSN: 2219-2840 (Online)
1007-9327 (Print)
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