Capsule endoscopy Small intestine Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
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Capsule endoscopy (CE) is a simple, safe, non-invasive,
reliable technique, well accepted and tolerated by
the patients, which allows complete exploration of
the small intestine. The advent of CE in 2000 has
dramatically changed the diagnosis and management of
many diseases of the small intestine, such as obscure
gastrointestinal bleeding, Crohn’s disease, small bowel
tumors, polyposis syndromes, etc . CE has become the
gold standard for the diagnosis of most diseases of the
small bowel. Lately this technique has also been used
for esophageal and colonic diseases.