Approximately 3-10% of colonoscopies are incomplete.1,2 However, compliance with a follow-up exam is suboptimal, with 18-46% of patients potentially being high risk and not having an additional exam to complete the colonic evaluation after an incomplete colonoscopy.2-5
The PillCam™ COLON 2 system* is a non-invasive tool that helps visualize polyps in the colon after an incomplete colonoscopy with adequate preparation. In addition, it is intended for detection of colon polyps in patients with evidence of gastrointestinal bleeding of lower Gl origin. This applies only to patients with major risks for colonoscopy or moderate sedation, but who could tolerate colonoscopy and moderate sedation in the event a clinically signiﬁcant colon abnormality was identiﬁed on capsule endoscopy.
Chong A. et al. Diagnostic Yield of Barium Enema Examination after Incomplete Colonoscopy. Radiology 2002; 223:620–624.
Neerincx M, et al Colonic Work-up after Incomplete Colonoscopy: Significant New Findings during Follow-up. Endoscopy. 2010; 42: 730-735.
Ridolfi T, Valente M, Church J. Achieving a complete colonic evaluation in patients with incomplete colonoscopy is worth the effort [abstract 60]. Dis Colon Rectum. 2013; 56(4):e106.
Medtronic survey of US GI physicians regarding incomplete colonoscopy, March 2013, n=100. Data on file.
Gupta M, Holub JL, Eisen G. Do indication and demographics for colonoscopy affect completion? A large national database evaluation. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010 May;22(5):620-627. doi: 10.1097/MEG.0b013e3283352cd6.
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