Indications, Contraindications, and Considerations for Video Capsule Endoscopy.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Video capsule endoscopy is indicated in a broad range of clinical settings, most commonly in evaluating suspected small bowel bleeding. It is also useful in diagnosing Crohn's disease and monitoring patients with known Crohn's. Video capsule endoscopy has a role in evaluating patients with refractory celiac disease symptoms and in surveying patients with polyposis syndromes. The only absolute contraindication to video capsule endoscopy is luminal gastrointestinal tract obstruction. Despite manufacturer statement, video capsule endoscopy can be used safely in patients with implantable cardiac devices including pacemakers, defibrillators, and ventricular assist devices.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bolwell, JG; Wild, D

Published Date

  • April 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 267 - 276

PubMed ID

  • 33743925

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1950

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.giec.2020.12.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States