What is the major risk associated with enteroscopy for the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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However, not all small intestinal ulcerations represent manifestations of Crohn disease. The major risk is the potential for the camera to become lodged at the point of a stricture, which may necessitate operative intervention for removal. The risk of the standard capsule can be avoided with a preliminary exam by using a patency capsule that disintegrates if a stricture is encountered or by performing an alternative small bowel imaging study to first exclude such strictures in patients with suspicious symptoms.


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