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PillCam Capsule Endoscopy

Indications & Risks



  • PillCam ESO is intended for visualization of the esophageal mucosa


  •  PillCam ESO is contraindicated in patients with swallowing disorders or with known or suspected GI obstructions, strictures, or fistulas based on the clinical picture or pre-procedure testing and profile
  • It is also contraindicated in patients with cardiac pacemakers or other implanted electromedical devices

Procedure Risks

There is a rare risk of capsule aspiration while patients are attempting to swallow a PillCam capsule.  There is also a low risk of skin irritation from the PillCam sensor array’s sleeve adhesive or silicone exposure.
Medical, endoscopic, or surgical intervention may be necessary to address any of these complications, should they occur.
After ingesting a PillCam capsule and until the capsule is excreted, patients should not be near any source of powerful electromagnetic fields, such as one created by an MRI device.
This information should not be used as a substitute for medical advice concerning specific diagnosis and treatment.