Strictures from Crohn's Disease Diagnosed by Video Capsule Endoscopy

Darren A. Kastin, Alan L. Buchman*, Terry Barrett, Amy L Halverson, Anita Wallin

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Abstract

Video capsule endoscopy is a new diagnostic modality that allows imaging of the entire small intestine. We report on a patient with a presumed but undocumented case of Crohn's disease who was found to have 9 ileal strictures by video capsule endoscopy. These strictures were undetected by small intestinal contrast studies and required surgical intervention. This case report suggests that small bowel radiographic studies may not be as sensitive for the detection of clinically significant luminal lesions as once thought.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-349
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004

Keywords

  • Crohn's disese
  • Intestinal stricture
  • Video capsule endoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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