CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Endosc Int Open 2018; 06(12): E1436-E1438
DOI: 10.1055/a-0752-9903
Case report
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Successful medical treatment for a Crohn’s disease patient with a perforation by a second-generation patency capsule

Hiroki Tanabe
1  Department of Gastroenterology, International University of Health and Welfare Hospital, Nasushiobara, Japan
,
Katsuyoshi Ando
1  Department of Gastroenterology, International University of Health and Welfare Hospital, Nasushiobara, Japan
,
Hironori Ohdaira
2  Department of Surgery, International University of Health and Welfare Hospital, Nasushiobara, Japan
,
Yutaka Suzuki
2  Department of Surgery, International University of Health and Welfare Hospital, Nasushiobara, Japan
,
Ichiro Konuma
3  Konuma Gastrointestinal Clinic, Nasushiobara, Japan
,
Nobuhiro Ueno
4  Division of Gastroenterology and Hematology/Oncology Department of Medicine, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan
,
Mikihiro Fujiya
4  Division of Gastroenterology and Hematology/Oncology Department of Medicine, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan
,
Toshikatsu Okumura
4  Division of Gastroenterology and Hematology/Oncology Department of Medicine, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan
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Publication History

submitted 18 April 2018

accepted after revision 09 August 2018

Publication Date:
10 December 2018 (online)

  

Abstract

Background and study aims Symptomatic capsule retention is a very rare adverse event following patency capsule, and the vast majority of cases are resolved without either surgical or endoscopic intervention. We herein describe a rare case of small bowel perforation after swallowing a patency capsule in a 37-year-old man suspected of having Crohn’s disease.