Feasibility and Safety of String Wireless Capsule Endoscopy in the Diagnosis of Esophageal Varices

  title={Feasibility and Safety of String Wireless Capsule Endoscopy in the Diagnosis of Esophageal Varices},
  author={Francisco C Ramirez and Shahina Hakim and Erin M Tharalson and Masud S Shaukat and Rodney L Akins},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVE:To assess the feasibility, safety, accuracy, and acceptability of “string-capsule endoscopy” in the evaluation of esophageal varices.MATERIAL AND METHODS:Strings were attached to the wireless capsule endoscopy device to allow its controlled movement up and down the esophagus. Time of recording and discomfort associated with the procedure was documented. Patient's preference compared to conventional esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (EGD) was recorded. An independent endoscopist blinded to… CONTINUE READING


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