Oesophageal capsule endoscopy

Anastasios Koulaouzidis*, Sarah Douglas, John N. Plevris

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Capsule Endoscopy
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789401792295
ISBN (Print)9789401792288
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


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