Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B

, Volume 9, Issue 11, pp 857–862

OMOM capsule endoscopy in diagnosis of small bowel disease

  • Chen-yi Li
  • Bing-ling Zhang
  • Chun-xiao Chen
  • You-ming Li
Report

DOI: 10.1631/jzus.B0820034

Cite this article as:
Li, C., Zhang, B., Chen, C. et al. J. Zhejiang Univ. Sci. B (2008) 9: 857. doi:10.1631/jzus.B0820034

Abstract

Objective

To assess the diagnostic efficiency of OMOM capsule endoscopy (CE) in a group of patients with different indications.

Methods

Data from 89 consecutive patients (49 males, 40 females) with suspected small bowel disease who underwent OMOM CE (Jinshan Science and Technology Company, Chongqing, China) examination were obtained by retrospective review. The patients’ indications of the disease consisted of the following: obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB), abdominal pain or diarrhea, partial intestinal obstruction, suspected inflammatory bowel disease, tumor of unknown origin, hypoproteinemia, constipation, weight loss, and elevated tumor markers.

Results

CE failed in one patient. Visualization of the entire small bowel was achieved in 75.0%. Capsules were naturally excreted by all patients. The detection rate of abnormalities was 70.5% for patients with suspected small bowel disease, and the diagnostic yield for patients with OGIB was higher than that for patients with abdominal pain or diarrhea (85.7% vs 53.3%, P<0.005). Angiodysplasia was the most common small bowel finding. Active bleeding sites were noted in the small intestine in 11 cases.

Conclusion

OMOM CE is a useful diagnostic tool for the diagnosis of variably suspected small bowel disease, whose diagnostic efficiency is similar to that of the Pillcam SB (small bowel) CE (Given Imaging, Yoqneam, Israel).

Key words

OMOM capsule endoscopy (CE) Small bowel disease Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) Diagnosis 

CLC number

R57 

Copyright information

© Zhejiang University and Springer-Verlag GmbH 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chen-yi Li
    • 1
  • Bing-ling Zhang
    • 1
  • Chun-xiao Chen
    • 1
  • You-ming Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterology, the First Affiliated Hospital, School of MedicineZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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