Role of Capsule Endoscopy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Josiah D. McCain, Shabana F. Pasha, Jonathan A. Leighton

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In Crohn disease (CD), the use of capsule endoscopy (CE) for suspected versus established disease is very different. Most patients with CD are diagnosed with ileocolonoscopy. In patients with a negative ileocolonoscopy, CE is the next best test in suspected CD. In patients with established CD, the potential benefits of CE are rating severity of disease, establishing extent and distribution, and following mucosal healing in a treat to target strategy. In those with proximal small bowel disease, CE can help in diagnosis and prognostication. In ulcerative colitis, CE has a limited role, but that may change with evolving technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-361
Number of pages17
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2021


  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Crohn disease
  • Ulcerative colitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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