Endoscopy 2012; 44(5): 527-536
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1291717
Guideline
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Colon capsule endoscopy: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Guideline

C. Spada
1  Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
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C. Hassan
1  Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
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J. P. Galmiche
2  Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Nantes University, Nantes, France
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H. Neuhaus
3  Department of Gastroenterology, Evangelisches Krankenhaus, Düsseldorf, Germany
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J. M. Dumonceau
4  Service of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
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S. Adler
5  Department of Gastroenterology, Bikur Holim Hospital; Jerusalem, Israel
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O. Epstein
6  Department of Gastroenterology, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
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G. Gay
7  Department of Hepato-Gastroenterology, CHU Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
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M. Pennazio
8  Division of Gastroenterology 2, San Giovanni Battista University Teaching Hospital, Turin, Italy
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D. K. Rex
9  Department of Gastroenterology, Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, USA
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R. Benamouzig
10  Department of Gastroenterology, Avicenne Hospital, University of Paris, Bobigny, France
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R. de Franchis
11  Gastroenterology Unit, Luigi Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy
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M. Delvaux
7  Department of Hepato-Gastroenterology, CHU Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
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J. Devière
12  Department of Gastroenterology, Erasme Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
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R. Eliakim
13  Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel
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C. Fraser
14  Department of Gastroenterology, St Mark's Hospital, London, UK
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F. Hagenmuller
15  Department of Medicine I, Altona General Hospital, Hamburg, Germany
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J. M. Herrerias
16  Gastroenterology Service, Virgen Macarena University Hospital, Seville, Spain
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M. Keuchel
17  Clinic for Internal Medicine, Bethesda Krankenhaus Bergedorf, Hamburg, Germany
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F. Macrae
18  Department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
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M. Munoz-Navas
19  Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Clinica Universitaria de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
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T. Ponchon
20  Department of Gastroenterology, Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France
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E. Quintero
21  Department of Gastroenterology, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain
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M. E. Riccioni
1  Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
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E. Rondonotti
22  Gastroenterology Unit, Ospedale Valduce, Como, Italy
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R. Marmo
23  Division of Gastroenterology, Curto Hospital, Polla, Italy
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J. J. Sung
24  Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Division of Gastroenterology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
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H. Tajiri
25  Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
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E. Toth
26  Endoscopy Unit, Skane University Hospital, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden
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K. Triantafyllou
27  Hepatogastroenterology Unit, 2nd Department of Internal Medicine-Propaedeutic, Attikon University General Hospital, Athens University, Athens, Greece
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A. Van Gossum
12  Department of Gastroenterology, Erasme Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
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G. Costamagna
1  Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
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Publication History

Publication Date:
02 March 2012 (online)

PillCam colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) is an innovative noninvasive, and painless ingestible capsule technique that allows exploration of the colon without the need for sedation and gas insufflation. Although it is already available in European and other countries, the clinical indications for CCE as well as the reporting and work-up of detected findings have not yet been standardized. The aim of this evidence-based and consensus-based guideline, commissioned by the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) is to furnish healthcare providers with a comprehensive framework for potential implementation of this technique in a clinical setting.

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