Capsule Endoscopy and Deep Enteroscopy in Irritable Bowel Disease

Uri Kopylov, Dan Carter, Abraham Rami Eliakim

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Abstract

In approximately one-third of Crohn's disease patients, the disease is confined to the small bowel, inaccessible to the reach of standard endoscopy. Thorough and complete evaluation of the small bowel is crucial in such patients for the initial diagnosis, prognostication, and disease monitoring. Video capsule endoscopy and device-assisted enteroscopy have revolutionized the ability to visualize the small-bowel mucosa. This article reviews the literature pertaining to the use of capsule endoscopy and deep enteroscopy in established Crohn's disease, including the major indications, applications, and safety issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-627
Number of pages17
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2016

Keywords

  • Classification
  • Crohn's disease
  • Device-assisted enteroscopy
  • Mucosal healing
  • Postoperative recurrence
  • Small-bowel video capsule endoscopy

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