Small bowel obstruction by wireless enteroscopic capsule and unrecognized intestinal stricture.
The wireless enteroscopy capsule (WEC) was approved for noninvasive visualization of small bowel. We report an unusual case of a previously healthy man with history of bowel resection and anastomosis who developed small bowel obstruction after ingestion of a WCE. At operation, an anastomotic stricture site was noted and the WEC was proximal to this stricture, causing obstruction. This case emphasizes the importance of a good history and physical examination, as well as vigilant follow-up and retrieval of WEC.
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Najafian, H., & Eyvazzadeh, C. (2006). Small bowel obstruction by wireless enteroscopic capsule and unrecognized intestinal stricture. The American surgeon, 72(12), 1216–1217.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery