Case Report: Laryngeal Retention of a Video Capsule

  • Dana J Lukin Montefiore Medical Center- Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Arun C. Swaminath Lenox Hill Hospital
Keywords: Video Capsule Endoscopy, VCE, capsule retention, procedure associated risk

Abstract

Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is a relatively safe and easy to perform procedure useful in the evaluation of gastrointestinal disease.  Despite this favorable profile, several procedure related risks have been associated with VCE, including capsule retention and aspiration.  Herein is reported for the first time video and radiographic documentation of capsule retention within the larynx with spontaneous expulsion.

Author Biographies

Dana J Lukin, Montefiore Medical Center- Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Medicine- Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases
Arun C. Swaminath, Lenox Hill Hospital

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital.  Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Previous address where patient in manuscript was followed:

New York Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia University Medical Center; Department of Medicine, Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases.

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Published
2014-06-11
Section
Capsule Endoscopy