What is the role of video capsule endoscopy in the diagnosis of pediatric Crohn disease?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Video capsule endoscopy is increasingly being used to evaluate for small-bowel Crohn disease in children. [4] Before the procedure is initiated, a dissolvable patency capsule should be placed or small bowel imaging performed to ensure that there are no areas of narrowing or stricture where the video capsule might create an obstruction.


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