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Capsule endoscopy and enteroscopy: modern modalities to investigate the small bowel in paediatrics
  1. R Sidhu1,
  2. D S Sanders1,
  3. M E McAlindon1,
  4. M Thomson2
  1. 1
    Department of Gastroenterology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK
  2. 2
    Centre for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK
  1. Dr R Sidhu, MRCP, Room P39, P Floor, Department of Gastroenterology, P Floor, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK; reena_sidhu{at}yahoo.com

Abstract

Historically the small bowel has been considered a technically difficult area to examine because of its length (3-5 metres), location and tortuosity. Capsule endoscopy and enteroscopy have revolutionised the investigation pathway of the small bowel in adults. They are now developing increasingly important roles as modalities of investigation in paediatrics. This review appraises the current literature to define the clinical indications and practical aspects of capsule endoscopy and enteroscopy that are of interest to the clinician.

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  • Funding: No funding required.

  • Competing interests: MEMc attended the 3rd International Conference for Capsule Endoscopy in Miami 2004 courtesy of Given Imaging.

  • Ethics approval No ethical approval required.

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