Published online Dec 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i45.8342
Revised: September 12, 2013
Accepted: September 16, 2013
Published online: December 7, 2013
Core tip: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all children who underwent capsule endoscopy (CE) and compared the results of the patients who were unable to swallow the capsule (group A) with those of the patients who were able to swallow the capsule (group B). Although the mean small bowel transit time was significantly longer in group A, there were no significant differences between the 2 groups in the frequency of lesion detection or in the occurrence of adverse events. Capsule retention was not observed in either group. Thus, CE is a safe and useful procedure for infants and young children.