Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2007 Dec;35(6):399-403.

Retrieval of a Retained Capsule due to Isolated Crohn's Enteritis by Means of Double Balloon Enteroscopy

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. ojh@catholic.ac.kr


Capsule endoscopy is being increasingly used for investigating GI bleeding of an obscure origin and also the bleeding that's due to Crohn's disease. Capsule endoscopy is a safe procedure with few complications. Complications of capsule endoscopy are capsule retention, incomplete small bowel examination, swallowing disorders and technical complications. However, capsule retention still remains a major concern. Crohn's disease may rarely show its first manifestation as GI bleeding. We present here a case of obscure GI bleeding in which the diagnosis of isolated Crohn's enteritis was made by using wireless CE. The retained capsule at the jejunal stricture of Crohn's disease was successfully retrieved by performing double balloon enteroscopy.


Crohn disease; Capsule endoscopy; Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
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