Senior Scholars Program; School of Medicine; Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
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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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
World journal of gastrointestinal pathophysiology
Baptista, Veronica; Marya, Neil; Singh, Anupam; Rupawala, Abbas; Gondal, Bilal; and Cave, David R., "Continuing challenges in the diagnosis and management of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding" (2014). University of Massachusetts Medical School. Senior Scholars Program. Paper 232.
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