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Capsule endoscopy in celiac disease.

Authors
  • Spada, Cristiano
  • Riccioni, Maria-Elena
  • Urgesi, Riccardo
  • Costamagna, Guido
Type
Published Article
Journal
World Journal of Gastroenterology
Publisher
Baishideng Publishing Group Co
Publication Date
Jul 14, 2008
Volume
14
Issue
26
Pages
4146–4151
Identifiers
PMID: 18636659
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Video capsule endoscopy is an attractive and patient-friendly tool that provides high quality images of the small bowel. Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding is the primary and most evaluated indication to capsule endoscopy; however, indications are expanding and a small number of preliminary reports have been presented concerning the role of video capsule endoscopy in the diagnosis of celiac disease. The purpose of this review is to update the current knowledge and to hypothesize on future perspectives of the use of video capsule endoscopy in patients with celiac disease.

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