Capsule endoscopy is becoming the procedure of choice for small bowel imaging.
In this study, physicians from India report their experience with capsule endoscopy in 24 cases.
|Capsule endoscopy yielded a positive diagnosis in 67% of cases.|
|Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology|
The team found that in 12 patients with unexplained GI bleeding or chronic anemia, the cause could be established in 75% of cases.
The yield of capsule endoscopy was highest in patients presenting with chronic diarrhea and suspicion of small bowel mucosal disease.
However, in patients with unexplained abdominal pain, capsule endoscopy was found to be least useful.
The team found that capsule endoscopy yielded a positive diagnosis in 67% of cases.
Dr Sriram's team concluded, "The experience of capsule endoscopy in a tropical clinical setting is no different from elsewhere".
"Certain conditions like worm infestation are more likely to be detected in this environment".