IDDF2018-ABS-0021 Capsule endoscopy-indications, completion and retention rates– a single centre experience from northern india

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Abstract

Background

To study the indications, completion, retention rates and spectrum of lesions on capsule endoscopy

Methods

This was a retrospective study of the medical records of patients who underwent capsule endoscopy at our hospital. All patients who underwent capsule endoscopy at our institution for various indications starting from 2012 to 2015 were included in the study.

Results

A total of 213 patients underwent Capsule endoscopy for various indications in the study period.

Results

Demographic characteristics: The mean age of the study population was 59 years , and male patients were predominant (67 % ).

Results

Among the capsule endoscopies done, lesions were identified in 92% of CE examinations, while normal findings were reported in 8% of procedures.

Results

The indications for CE are shown in figure 1.

Results

The common reasons included Obscure GI Bleed (75%), suspected Crohn’s disease (10%), chronic diarrhoea, abdominal pain, weight loss and Cancer of unknown primary.

Results

The most common CE diagnosis was—Small bowel ulcers (48%),

Results

Vascular Lesions (22%), and Strictures (6%) were also common findings.

Conclusions

Capsule endoscopy is a safe and excellent modality for evaluation of small bowel.

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