Miscellaneous Questions from DNB GI

DNB General Surgery 

Q15 ) Capsule endoscopy false is
A. Sedation is not required
B. Accurate localisation possible
C. Not suitable for patients with stricture
D. Can visualise entire small bowel

A 15) B

Capsule endoscopy has a sensitivity of detecting occult GI bleed in 60-70% cases. Its advantages are that it is painless and easy to do in centers that have the technology to do it. No sedation is required and it visualizes the whole bowel. It is painless and preferable.

Its disadvantages are that it is not accurate and does not accurately tells the bleeding point. Can not be done in strictures and those who can not swallow. Sometimes the batteries dies and studies are  incomplete

Ref Bailey Page 205


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