Colon capsule endoscopy: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Guideline

Endoscopy. 2012 May;44(5):527-36. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1291717. Epub 2012 Mar 2.


PillCam colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) is an innovative noninvasive, and painless ingestible capsule technique that allows exploration of the colon without the need for sedation and gas insufflation. Although it is already available in European and other countries, the clinical indications for CCE as well as the reporting and work-up of detected findings have not yet been standardized. The aim of this evidence-based and consensus-based guideline, commissioned by the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) is to furnish healthcare providers with a comprehensive framework for potential implementation of this technique in a clinical setting.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Capsule Endoscopy / methods
  • Capsule Endoscopy / standards*
  • Cathartics / administration & dosage
  • Colonic Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Colonic Polyps / diagnosis
  • Contraindications
  • Enema
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / diagnosis
  • Medical Records / standards
  • Patient Education as Topic


  • Cathartics