Detecting and managing small bowel Crohn’s disease – capsule endoscopy becoming a first line diagnostic method?

Small bowel endoscopy is crucial for diagnosing small bowel Crohn’s disease, and capsule endoscopy is complemented by balloon-assisted enteroscopy to take biopsies and by magnetic resonance imaging to visualize enteral a
Small bowel endoscopy is crucial for diagnosing small bowel Crohn’s disease, and capsule endoscopy is complemented by balloon-assisted enteroscopy to take biopsies and by magnetic resonance imaging to visualize enteral and extra-intestinal involvement. Recently, imaging has also become a key instrument to manage Crohn’s disease patients. Treatment control is advised for patients who have undergone bowel resections and is increasingly used to testify treatment success in non-operated patients, too. In this review we present the modern imaging methods to diagnose and to manage Crohn’s disease with a special focus on the small bowel. Moreover, current knowledge on the impact of diagnostic methods on the patients’ outcome is reported.
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Author:Johannes Hausmann, Jörg Gerhard Albert
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-242883
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/jgds.S1-002
ISSN:2161-069X
Parent Title (English):Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System
Publisher:OMICS Publishing Group
Place of publication:Sunnyvale, Calif.
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2012/08/10
Date of first Publication:2011/11/15
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2012/08/10
Tag:Capsule endoscopy; Crohn’s disease; Small bowel endoscopy
Volume:2011
Issue:S1-002
Pagenumber:5
HeBIS PPN:307232344
Institutes:Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0

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