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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2008 Vol.9 No.11 P.857-862


OMOM capsule endoscopy in diagnosis of small bowel disease

Author(s):  Chen-yi LI, Bing-ling ZHANG, Chun-xiao CHEN, You-ming LI

Affiliation(s):  Department of Gastroenterology, the First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310003, China

Corresponding email(s):   56622000@163.com

Key Words:  OMOM capsule endoscopy (CE), Small bowel disease, Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB), Diagnosis

Chen-yi LI, Bing-ling ZHANG, Chun-xiao CHEN, You-ming LI. OMOM capsule endoscopy in diagnosis of small bowel disease[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2008, 9(11): 857-862.

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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).

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