Spiral Enteroscopy Only Moderately Effective in Detecting Small Bowel Pathology

Spiral enteroscopy, which has been used to evaluate abnormal results following capsule endoscopy, may be only moderately effective in its ability to locate pathology within the small bowel, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology.

Researchers conducted a prospective study of 56 spiral enteroscopy procedures at two academic healthcare facilities. They found spiral enteroscopy detected small bowel pathology in only 32 of the 56 patients, and findings on capsule endoscopy were reproduced in 30 of the 56 patients. Type of capsule endoscopy findings, such as masses, polyps and strictures, significantly affected spiral enteroscopy reproducibility, which was also inversely related to spiral enteroscopy procedure time.

Read the study about spiral enteroscopy.

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