Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 52, Issue 6, pp 1405–1409 | Cite as

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


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.


Capsule Classification Endoscopy Crohn's disease Small intestine 



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


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheol Hee Park
    • 1
  • Jin Oh Kim
    • 2
    • 13
  • Myung-Gyu Choi
    • 3
  • Kyung Jo Kim
    • 4
  • Young-Ho Kim
    • 5
  • Yong Sik Kim
    • 6
  • Tae Il Kim
    • 7
  • Jae Hyuk Do
    • 8
  • Ji Kon Ryu
    • 9
  • Jeong Seop Moon
    • 10
  • Soo-Heon Park
    • 3
  • Ki-Nam Shim
    • 11
  • Kee Myung Lee
    • 12
  • In Seok Lee
    • 3
  • Hoon Jai Chun
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineCollege of Medicine, Hallym UniversityAnyangKorea
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineInstitute for Digestive Research, Soon Chun Hyang University, College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  3. 3.Department of Internal MedicineCollege of Medicine, The Catholic University of KoreaSeoulKorea
  4. 4.Department of Internal MedicineYang HospitalSeoulKorea
  5. 5.Department of MedicineSamsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of MedicineSeoulKorea
  6. 6.Department of Internal MedicineInstitute of Digestive Disease and Nutrition, Korea University College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  7. 7.Department of Internal MedicineDivision of Gastroenterology and Institute of Gastroenterology, Yonsei University College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  8. 8.Department of Internal MedicineChung Ang University College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  9. 9.Department of Internal Medicine and Liver Research InstituteSeoul National University College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  10. 10.Departments of Internal MedicineSeoul Paik Hospital, Inje University College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  11. 11.Department of Internal MedicineEwha Medical Research Institute, Ewha Womans University College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  12. 12.Department of GastroenterologyAjou University College of MedicineSuwonKorea
  13. 13.Soon Chun Hyang University HospitalYongsan-guKorea

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