But how many misunderstood Crohn's disease are revealed "by chance" using Capsule Endoscopy in Chronic Recurrent OGIB? Experience of a Single Italian Center and long term follow-up

Rossella Cianci, Guido Costamagna, Riccardo Urgesi, R. Urgesi

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Abstract

The role of capsule endoscopy (CE) in Crohn's disease (CD) has expanded with greater understanding of the technology. The ability of CE to differentiate CD from other causes of inflammation has been questioned. Longitudinal studies are required to assess the long-term impact and significance of CE findings in suspected CD. The aim of this work is to verify in how many misunderstood cases of suspected Crohn's Disease CE was able to identify precociously and "by chance" when it is performed for recurrent obscure GI bleeding (OGIB), to evaluate how many of them were later confirmed during a median 24 months follow-up. Moreover, we observed the role of the early diagnosis in changing the clinical management of these patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4553-4557
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Volume19
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • capsule endoscopy
  • crohn's disease

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