A pilot study of capsule endoscopy after a standard meal for the detection and grading of oesophageal varices in cirrhotic patients

Maria Elena Riccioni, Cristiano Spada, Antonio Gasbarrini, Guido Costamagna, Brigida Eleonora Annicchiarico, Massimo Siciliano, Riccardo Urgesi, Gianluigi Caracciolo

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Abstract

Capsule endoscopy has been proposed as an alternative to fibreoptic endoscopy for oesophageal varices evaluation in cirrhotics. However, it shows only moderate sensitivity compared to fibreoptic endoscopy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)N/A-N/A
JournalDIGESTIVE AND LIVER DISEASE
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Oesophageal varices
  • Portal hypertension

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