Journal article

Surveillance of FAP: a prospective blinded comparison of capsule endoscopy and other GI imaging to detect small bowel polyps

Paul Tescher, Finlay A Macrae, Tony Speer, Damien Stella, Robert Gibson, Jason A Tye-Din, Geeta Srivatsa, Ian T Jones, Kaye Marion

HEREDITARY CANCER IN CLINICAL PRACTICE | BMC | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a hereditary disorder characterized by polyposis along the gastrointestinal tract. Information on adenoma status below the duodenum has previously been restricted due to its inaccessibility in vivo. Capsule Endoscopy (CE) may provide a useful adjunct in screening for polyposis in the small bowel in FAP patients. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of CE in the assessment of patients with FAP, compared to other imaging modalities for the detection of small bowel polyps. METHOD: 20 consecutive patients with previously diagnosed FAP and duodenal polyps, presenting for routine surveillance of polyps at The Royal Melbourne Hospital wer..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Paula Lewis, Cathy Pizzey, Bernadette Viney, Masha Slattery and Saad Alogaily for their assistance, and the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) for the capsule endoscopy research grant.