Capsule endoscopy on pelvic x-ray

Case contributed by Mohammadtaghi Niknejad

Presentation

Known history of inflammatory bowel disease.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

The patency capsule, projects over the right side of the pelvis in a small bowel loop.

Case Discussion

Capsule endoscopy is a non-invasive means of investigating the small bowel, principally for identifying the underlying cause of occult gastrointestinal tract bleeding, such as due to arteriovenous malformations, small bowel tumors, and ulcers.

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