Capsule endoscopy is a simple test where the patient does not need to be anesthetized.
- In capsule endoscopy, the patient swallows a small capsule that has an inbuilt camera.
- The camera capture images of the small intestine which are sent to an external data recorder.
- The images are later studied for examining the small intestine.
- The capsule should not be used if there is any suspicion of stricture in the small intestine.
- The capsule is passed out later in the stool. Thus, retrieval of the capsule is not required