Small bowel patency capsule
Long history of small bowel pathology. Concern over a stricture. Small bowel patency capsule administered. Position?
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The patency capsule, with its dissolveable coating, projects over the midline of the pelvis in a small bowel loop.
A patency capsule is a self desolving capsule used to assess the small bowel.
It is used prior to the use of a video endoscope to ensure it is not retained at a stricture.