Senior Scholars Program

UMMS Affiliation

Senior Scholars Program; School of Medicine; Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology

Faculty Mentor

David Cave

Publication Date


Document Type



Digestive System Diseases | Gastroenterology


The diagnosis and management of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) have changed dramatically since the introduction of video capsule endoscopy (VCE) followed by deep enteroscopy and other imaging technologies in the last decade. Significant advances have been made, yet there remains room for improvement in our diagnostic yield and treatment capabilities for recurrent OGIB. In this review, we will summarize the latest technologies for the diagnosis of OGIB, limitations of VCE, technological enhancement in VCE, and different management options for OGIB.


Computed tomography enterography, Deep enteroscopy, Magnetic resonance enterography, Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, Video capsule endoscopy

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DOI of Published Version



World J Gastrointest Pathophysiol. 2014 Nov 15;5(4):523-33. doi: 10.4291/wjgp.v5.i4.523. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

World journal of gastrointestinal pathophysiology


Neil Marya participated in this study as a medical student as part of the Senior Scholars research program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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