Wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE), which was approved for clinical use in the United States in August 2001, allows noninvasive visualization of the small intestinal mucosa and is a major innovation in the diagnosis of diseases of the small bowel. The capsule endoscope (M2A, Given Imaging, Yoqneam, Israel) is easy to swallow, and the information is easily retrieved. All procedures have risks, however. This article elucidates the actual and potential complications of WCE and illustrates out how these can be avoided or handled successfully.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jan 2004|
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