Current status and future perspectives of capsule endoscopy

Intestinal Research 2016년 14권 1호 p.21 ~ p.29

송현주(Song Hyun-Joo) - Jeju National University School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine
심기남(Shim Ki-Nam) - Ewha Womans University School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine


Small bowel capsule endoscopy (CE) was first introduced 15 years ago, and a large amount of literature has since been produced, focused on its indication, diagnostic yields, and safety. Guidelines that have made CE the primary diagnostic tool for small bowel disease have been created. Since its initial use in the small bowel, CE has been used for the esophagus, stomach, and colon. The primary indications for small bowel CE are obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, unexplained iron deficiency anemia, suspected Crohn's disease, small bowel tumors, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug enteropathy, portal hypertensive enteropathy, celiac disease, etc. Colon CE provides an alternative to conventional colonoscopy, with possible use in colorectal cancer screening. Guidelines for optimal bowel preparation of CE have been suggested. The main challenges in CE are the development of new devices with the ability to provide therapy, air inflation for better visualization of the small bowel, biopsy sampling systems attached to the capsule, and the possibility of guiding and moving the capsule by an external motion controller. We review the current status and future directions of CE, and address all aspects of clinical practice, including the role of CE and long-term clinical outcomes.


Capsule endoscopy, Intestine, small, Current, Future
원문 및 링크아웃 정보
등재저널 정보
학술진흥재단(KCI) KoreaMed 대한의학회 회원 
주제명(Target field)
연구참여(Sample size)
질병특성(Condition Category)
연구설계(Study Design)
중재방법(Intervention Type)
중재명칭(Intervention Name)
CE is no longer just for the small bowel. With the advancement of CE technology, the indications for use expand gradually and diagnostic yield continues to improve.
연구비지원(Fund Source)
근거수준평가(Evidence Hierarchy)
ICD 03