Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2004 Oct;29(4):204-208.

A Case of Small Bowel Polyp Bleeding Diagnosed by Capsule Endoscopy

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Liver Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. harley1333@hanmail.net


Small bowel diseases are uncommon and difficult to be diagnosed by conventional methods such as endoscopy and radiologic study. Recently, wireless capsule endoscopy has been known as a new diagnostic method to detect the small bowel diseases, especially in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. A 48-year-old male patient admitted our hospital with signs of gastrointestinal bleeding and iron deficiency anemia. There was no evidence of bleeding in upper and lower endoscopic exams. Finally, wireless capsule endoscopy demonstrated small bowel polyp as a cause of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. We report a case of small bowel polyp bleeding diagnosed by wireless capsule endoscopy with a review of relevant literatures.


Capsule endoscopy; Small bowel polyp; Small bowel bleeding
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