Endoscopic Capsule


Specialty of Gastroenterology

The endoscopic capsule is a device the size of a pill that contains a camera. It is used to perform examinations of the digestive system and to treat diseases of the small intestine and rectum. The endoscopic capsule is swallowed and thus runs through the digestive system providing images of the whole journey. Thanks to the endoscopic camera 's built, is a key alternative to record intestinal transit and detect any pathology of the small intestine and the colon with a minimally invasive method. Currently, this technique is applied in some medical centers as an alternative to the traditional endoscopy. However, the performance of exploration with endoscopic capsule has different results depending on the protocol followed for ingestion.

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