Comparison of suction capsule and endoscopic biopsy of small bowel mucosa.


Small bowel mucosal biopsy specimens were studied in 52 consecutive patients. Twenty-six patients underwent biopsy by a suction capsule and 16 patients by endoscopy using an 8-mm forceps. Additionally, 10 patients were asked to undergo biopsy by both techniques in the same morning. Material was obtained in 81% of attempts by suction and 100% by endoscopy… (More)