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PillCam Capsule Endoscopy

Indications & Risks


  • The PillCam® patency capsule is an accessory to the PillCam capsule and is intended to verify patency of the gastrointestinal tract prior to administration of the PillCam capsule in patients with known or suspected strictures

Contraindications for Use:

  • The PillCam patency capsule is contraindicated in patients with swallowing disorders

Procedure Risks

There is a rare risk of capsule aspiration while patients are attempting to swallow a PillCam patency capsule.  Medical, endoscopic, or surgical intervention may be necessary to address any of these complications, should they occur.
This information should not be used as a substitute for medical advice concerning specific diagnosis and treatment.