Chapter 15. Complications of Capsule Endoscopy

  1. Tony C. K. Tham MD, FRCP, FRCPI Consultant Gastroenterologist Head of School of Medicine4,5,
  2. John S. A. Collins MD Consultant Gastroenterologist6 and
  3. Roy M. Soetikno MD, MS Chief Associate Professor7,8
  1. Cecilia Sison MD1,
  2. Andres Sanchez Yagüe MD, PhD2,
  3. Roy Soetikno MD, MS Chief Associate Professor7,8 and
  4. Kenneth Binmoeller MD Director3

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch15

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

How to Cite

Sison, C., Sanchez Yagüe, A., Soetikno, R. and Binmoeller, K. (2008) Complications of Capsule Endoscopy, in Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition (eds T. C. K. Tham, J. S. A. Collins and R. M. Soetikno), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 4

    The Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  2. 5

    Northern Ireland deanery, UK

  3. 6

    Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  4. 7

    GI Section, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, USA

  5. 8

    Stanford University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

  2. 2

    California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA

  3. 3

    Interventional Endoscopy Services, California Pacific Medical Centre, San Francisco, CA, USA

  4. 7

    GI Section, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, USA

  5. 8

    Stanford University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146340

Online ISBN: 9781444303292



  • complications of capsule endoscopy;
  • electromagnetic interference with implanted electro-medical devices;
  • ICCE 2005 consensus for capsule retention;
  • impaction and fracture of capsule endoscopy device;
  • wireless capsule endoscopy and multiple ring-like strictures;
  • intestinal perforation;
  • capsule retention and asymptomatic patients;
  • capsule retention in Crohn's disease


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Contraindications

  • Capsule retention

  • Electromagnetic interference with implanted electro-medical devices

  • Impaction and fracture of the capsule endoscopy device

  • Intestinal perforation

  • References