Patency Capsule

  • Guido Costamagna
  • Maria Elena Riccioni
  • Riccardo Urgesi
  • Martin Keuchel
  • Ingo Steinbrück


The PillCam patency system, an accessory to the PillCam video capsule (Given Imaging Ltd.; Yoqneam, Israel), is intended to verify adequate patency of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in patients with known or suspected strictures prior to administration of the PillCam video capsule [1, 2].


Patency capsule Stenosis Stricture Radiofrequency tag Self-dissolving 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Costamagna
    • 1
  • Maria Elena Riccioni
    • 1
  • Riccardo Urgesi
    • 1
  • Martin Keuchel
    • 2
  • Ingo Steinbrück
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Surgical EndoscopyUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineBethesda Krankenhaus BergedorfHamburgGermany
  3. 3.1st Medical DepartmentAsklepios Klinik AltonaHamburgGermany

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