Utility of capsule endoscopy for the classification of Crohn's disease: A multicenter study in Korea

Cheol Hee Park, Jin Oh Kim, Myung Gyu Choi, Kyung Jo Kim, Young Ho Kim, Yong Sik Kim, Tae Il Kim, Jae Hyuk Do, Ji Kon Ryu, Jeong Seop Moon, Soo Heon Park, Ki Nam Shim, Kee Myung Lee, In Seok Lee, Hoon Jai Chun

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Capsule endoscopy can detect lesions associated with Crohn's disease in the small bowel that go unrecognized by conventional radiologic imaging. The aim of this study was to assess the value of capsule endoscopy in the classification of patients with Crohn's disease. This study was carried out on 52 patients with known Crohn's disease. Small bowel follow-through findings were compared with capsule endoscopic findings. All patients were classified according to the extent of the disease: small bowel-colon type, small bowel type, or colon type. Seventeen patients who were reported as being normal showed evidence of small bowel Crohn's disease according to capsule endoscopy. Differences were observed between the small bowel follow-through and the capsule endoscopy classification (κ=0.54). Treatment was changed based on the results of wireless capsule endoscopy in 15 patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1405-1409
Number of pages5
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2007

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Funding Information:
Acknowledgements This study was supported by the Altana Research Fund (2004 Altana grant) in association with the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.


  • Capsule
  • Classification
  • Crohn's disease
  • Endoscopy
  • Small intestine


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