Published online Aug 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i29.4823
Revised: April 18, 2013
Accepted: May 9, 2013
Published online: August 7, 2013
Core tip: This case series emphasizes the role of capsule endoscopy in active obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, even in hemodynamically unstable patients, because it is able to identify the site of bleeding and to guide therapeutic procedures. Emergency capsule endoscopy reduces the number of diagnostic enteroscopies in Dieulafoy’s-like lesions of the small bowel and colon.