Guidelines for surveillance in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) recommend mutation carriers to undergo periodic colorectal examination starting in the early teens. Performing colonoscopy in children may lead to complications. Wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) has been introduced recently to evaluate both the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, and seems suitable as a first screening examination for adolescents. The aim of this study was to evaluate the pros and cons of WCE.

Wireless capsule endoscopy in adolescents with familial adenomatous polyposis / D. Cavallo, G. Ballardini, A. Ferrari, G. Delconte, S. Signoroni, P. Sala, S. Chiaravalli, M. Massimino, L. Bertario, M. Vitellaro. - In: TUMORI. - ISSN 0300-8916. - 102:1(2016 Feb 04), pp. 40-44.

Wireless capsule endoscopy in adolescents with familial adenomatous polyposis

D. Cavallo;G. Delconte;
2016-02-04

Abstract

Guidelines for surveillance in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) recommend mutation carriers to undergo periodic colorectal examination starting in the early teens. Performing colonoscopy in children may lead to complications. Wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) has been introduced recently to evaluate both the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, and seems suitable as a first screening examination for adolescents. The aim of this study was to evaluate the pros and cons of WCE.
Settore MED/12 - Gastroenterologia
15-lug-2015
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