To date, only one system is available for wireless examination of the oesophagus (PillCam(r)ESO 2; Given Imaging(r)Ltd, Yoqneam, Israel). Tethered examination of the oesophagus has been attempted with both PillCam and OMOM(r) (Chongqing Jinshan Science and Technology Group Co., Ltd, Beijing, China). Although a useful alternative to conventional endoscopy for anxious patients, evidence on the validity of oesophageal capsule endoscopy in Barrett's oesophagus, oesophagitis and oesophageal varices is less favourable. In this chapter, we present the technical specifications of the oesophageal capsule, the ingestion protocol, indications and contraindications for its use, potential alternatives and on-going projects.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Capsule Endoscopy|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
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