Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2006 Jan;32(1):53-56.

Hemorrhagic Small Bowel Tumor Diagnosed with Using Capsule Endoscopy and It was Treated with Laparoscopic Surgery: Report of a Case

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  • 1Department of Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. chpark@catholic.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

For the patients presenting with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, various diagnostic approaches have been tried such as push enteroscopy, technetium labeled RBC scan and enteroclysis. Capsule endoscopy is an emerging and powerful diagnostic method that enables physicians to investigate the entire small bowel. Therefore, it is useful to make a correct diagnosis of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding in cases with negative findings by endoscopy or colonoscopic examination. We experienced a case of a 30 year-old male patient who presented with obscure intestinal bleeding, and this was diagnosed with capsule endoscopy and he was treated with laparoscopic assisted small bowel resection.

Keyword

Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding; Capsule endoscopy; Laparoscopic surgery
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