Small bowel patency capsule

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Long history of small bowel pathology. Concern over a stricture. Small bowel patency capsule administered. Position?

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female

The patency capsule, with its dissolveable coating, projects over the midline of the pelvis in a small bowel loop.

Case Discussion

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.

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Case information

rID: 45937
Published: 18th Jun 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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