What is Capsule Endoscopy?

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Advanced technologies, such as capsule endoscopy, allow us to photograph the inside of the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine, revolutionizing diagnostic capabilities as we examine the small intestine.  A small wireless camera (the size of a large pill) captures video images of the entire small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, and ileum) as it passes through the body. Diseases that may be diagnosed via video capsule include abnormal blood vessels that bleed, called angioectasia, Crohn’s disease, tumors/cancer, and strictures, narrowing within the small intestine.

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