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.
|Titolo:||Wireless capsule endoscopy in adolescents with familial adenomatous polyposis|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/12 - Gastroenterologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||4-feb-2016|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||15-lug-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.5301/tj.5000390|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|