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Longest duration of retention of video capsule: A case report and literature review.
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PMID:  23858380     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is a safe innovative tool for investigating obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, Crohn's disease and other small bowel pathologies. The capsule is usually excreted with faeces within 24-48 h. Retention of capsule rarely occurs, and it usually depends on the indication of VCE. The longest reported case of capsule retention in the literature is 2.5 years. Surgical approach is considered effective to retrieve the retained capsule. We present a case of asymptomatic retention of capsule for four and half years in a 49-year-old man who underwent VCE to explore the cause of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. It was successfully retrieved endoscopically. We will also briefly review the literature regarding the causes, different presentations and management of capsule retention.
Mukul Bhattarai; Pardeep Bansal; Yakub Khan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastrointestinal endoscopy     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1948-5190     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Gastrointest Endosc     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-16     Completed Date:  2013-07-16     Revised Date:  2013-07-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101532474     Medline TA:  World J Gastrointest Endosc     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  352-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Mukul Bhattarai, Internal Medicine Department, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17822, United States.
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