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ISSN: 2161-069X

Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System
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Video Capsule Endoscopy: The Past, Present, and Future

Bradford A. Whitmer*, Michael Raphael and Bradley Warren

St. John Providence Health System, USA

Corresponding Author:
Bradford A. Whitmer D.O
St. John Providence Health System, USA
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: November 10, 2011; Accepted Date: December 02, 2011; Published Date: December 04, 2011

Citation: Whitmer BA, Raphael M, Warren B (2011) Video Capsule Endoscopy: The Past, Present, and Future. J Gastroint Dig Syst S1:001. doi: 10.4172/2161-069X.S1-001

Copyright: © 2011 Whitmer BA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) has been available for evaluation of the small bowel since the beginning of the 21st century. This review of the literature examines the beginnings of capsule endoscopy, improvements made, and capsules likely to be made available in the near future. Preparation, indications, contraindications, and future applications are also discussed.


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