Colon capsule endoscopy: indications, findings, and complications – data from a prospective german colon capsule registry trial (DEKOR)

  • Background/Aims: Reliable and especially widely accepted preventive measures are crucial to further reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC). Colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) might increase the screening numbers among patients unable or unwilling to undergo conventional colonoscopy. This registry trial aimed to document and determine the CCE indications, findings, complications, and adverse events in outpatient practices and clinics throughout Germany. Methods: Patients undergoing CCE between 2010 and 2015 were enrolled in this prospective multicenter registry trial at six German centers. Patient demographics, outcomes, and complications were evaluated. Results: A total of 161 patients were included. Of the CCE evaluations, 111 (68.9%) were considered successful. Pathological findings in the colon (n=92, 60.1%) and in the remaining gastrointestinal tract (n=38, 24.8%) were recorded. The main finding was the presence of polyps (n=52, 32.3%). Furthermore, five carcinomas (3.1%) were detected and histologically confirmed later. Adequate bowel cleanliness was more likely to be achieved in the outpatient setting (p<0.0001). Interestingly, 85 patients (55.6%) chose to undergo CCE based on personal motivation. Conclusions: CCE seems to be a reliable and safe endoscopic tool for screening for CRC and detecting other diseases. Its patient acceptance and feasibility seems to be high, especially in the outpatient setting.

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Author:Johannes HausmannORCiDGND, Andrea Oliver TalORCiDGND, Artur GomerORCiDGND, Michael PhilipperORCiD, Gero MoogORCiD, Horst HohnORCiDGND, Norbert HesselbarthORCiDGND, Harald PlassORCiD, Jörg Gerhard AlbertORCiDGND, Fabian FinkelmeierORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Clinical endoscopy
Publisher:Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Place of publication:Seoul
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2020/06/18
Date of first Publication:2020/06/18
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2023/10/24
Tag:Colonic neoplasms; Control; Endoscopy; Prevention; Registries; Safety
Page Number:8
First Page:92
Last Page:99
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell 3.0