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Risk of capsule endoscope retention in pediatric patients: a large single-center experience and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19561547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: Capsule retention is a potential complication of capsule endoscopy (CE). The aims of our study were to determine the incidence of capsule retention in pediatric patients undergoing CE and to identify potential risk factors for capsule retention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed an institutional review board-approved retrospective chart review of pediatric patients undergoing CE studies at a single center. Data collected included patient age, sex, prior diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), CE indication, prior small bowel series results, study result, and complications. RESULTS: Two hundred seven CE procedures were performed in pediatric patients during the study period. Capsule retention occurred in 3 (1.4%) of the 207 studies. All 3 patients had known Crohn disease (CD). The risk of capsule retention in pediatric patients with known IBD was 5.2% (3/58). The risk of capsule retention for patients with suspected IBD and all other indications was 0%. If small bowel disease was identified on upper gastrointestinal series in patients with known CD, then the risk of capsule retention was 37.5% (3/8). Only 7 patients with known IBD had a body mass index (BMI) below the 5th percentile. Of these 7 patients, 3 (43%) had capsule retention. CONCLUSIONS: Red flags for potential CE retention identified in our study include known IBD (5.2% retention risk), previous small bowel follow-through demonstrating small bowel CD (37.5% retention risk), and BMI <5th percentile with known IBD (43% retention risk). Caution is advised in these pediatric patients before capsule ingestion.
Orhan Atay; Lori Mahajan; Marsha Kay; Franziska Mohr; Barbara Kaplan; Robert Wyllie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1536-4801     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr.     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-27     Completed Date:  2009-10-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211545     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  196-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index
Capsule Endoscopes / adverse effects*
Capsule Endoscopy / adverse effects*,  methods
Crohn Disease / diagnosis
Equipment Failure
Foreign Bodies* / epidemiology
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / diagnosis
Intestine, Small*
Risk Factors
Young Adult

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