Bhattarai M, Bansal P, Khan Y. Longest duration of retention of video capsule: A case report and literature review. World J Gastrointest Endosc 2013; 5(7): 352-355 [PMID: 23858380 DOI: 10.4253/wjge.v5.i7.352]
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World J Gastrointest Endosc. Jul 16, 2013; 5(7): 352-355 Published online Jul 16, 2013. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v5.i7.352
Longest duration of retention of video capsule: A case report and literature review
Mukul Bhattarai, Pardeep Bansal, Yakub Khan
Mukul Bhattarai, Internal Medicine Department, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17822, United States
Pardeep Bansal, Gastroenterology Department, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17822, United States
Pardeep Bansal, Yakub Khan, Gastroenterology Department, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711, United States
Author contributions: Bhattarai M, Bansal P and Khan Y have made substantial contribution for preparation of final paper including drafting of article and designing research; Khan Y performed endoscopy and image diagnosis, also critically analyzed report; Bansal P and Bhattarai M did extensive review of literature and analyzed data; Bhattarai M wrote paper.
Correspondence to: Mukul Bhattarai, MD, Internal Medicine Department, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17822, United States. email@example.com
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Received: April 8, 2013 Revised: May 15, 2013 Accepted: June 5, 2013 Published online: July 16, 2013
Core tip: We present the longest case of asymptomatic video capsule retention in the literature. With our case we would like to highlight that asymptomatic video capsule retention is not an indication for surgical retrieval. Capsule can retain for long time without harm. Surgical retrieval should be reserved for those patients in whom the expectant management, medical management and endoscopic therapy fails or in patients who are symptomatic with intestinal obstruction or perforation.