Evaluation of Gastric Disease with Capsule Endoscopy

Clin Endosc. 2018 Jul;51(4):323-328. doi: 10.5946/ce.2018.092. Epub 2018 Jul 31.


The clinical indication for capsule endoscopy has expanded from small bowel evaluation to include esophagus or colon evaluation.Nevertheless, the role of capsule endoscopy in evaluation of the stomach is very limited because of the large volume and surface.However, efforts to develop an active locomotion system for capsule manipulation in detailed gastric evaluation are ongoing, becausethe technique is non-invasive, convenient, and safe, and requires no sedation. Studies have successfully reported gastric evaluation usinga magnetic-controlled capsule endoscopy system. Advances in technology suggest that capsule endoscopy will have a major role notonly in the evaluation of gastric disorders but also in the pathologic diagnosis, intervention, and treatment of any gastrointestinal tractdisorder.

Keywords: Locomotion system; Stomach; Capsule endoscopy.