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Capsule endoscopy and enteroscopy: Modern modalities to investigate the small bowel in paediatrics
  1. Reena Sidhu (reena_sidhu{at}
  1. Royal Hallamshire Hospital, United Kingdom
    1. David S Sanders (david.sanders{at}
    1. Royal Hallamshire Hospital, United Kingdom
      1. Mark E McAlindon (mark.mcalindon{at}
      1. Royal Hallamshire Hospital, United Kingdom
        1. Michael A Thomson (mike.thomson{at}
        1. Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom


          Historically the small bowel was considered a technically difficult area to examine due to its length (3-5 metres), location and tortuosity. Capsule Endoscopy and enteroscopy have revolutionised the investigation pathway of the small bowel in adults. It is now developing an increasingly important role 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 is of interest to the clinician.

          • Crohn's disease
          • capsule endoscopy
          • enteroscopy
          • small bowel

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