Letters Capsule endoscopy

Technique has limitations

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4282 (Published 21 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4282
  1. Andy Li, consultant gastroenterologist1
  1. 1Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust
  1. andy.li{at}wsht.nhs.uk

    Capsule endoscopy has become an essential tool in investigating small bowel disease.1 However, a recent paper describes its limitations compared with optical colonoscopy in detecting both polyps and cancers.2

    Whereas capsule colonoscopy seems less invasive, …

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