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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2012, Article ID 175248, 5 pages
Review Article

Training in Capsule Endoscopy: Are We Lagging behind?

1Gastroenterology Hepatology Unit, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK
2Department of Gastroenterology, South Tyneside District Hospital, Tyne and Wear NE34 OPL, UK
3Department of Internal Medicine, Bethesda Krankenhaus Bergedorf, Hamburg, 21029, Germany

Received 23 December 2011; Accepted 30 January 2012

Academic Editor: Marco Pennazio

Copyright © 2012 Reena Sidhu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Capsule endoscopy (CE) is a new modality to investigate the small bowel. Since it was invented in 1999, CE has been adopted in the algorithm of small bowel investigations worldwide. Reporting a CE video requires identification of landmarks and interpretation of pathology to formulate a management plan. There is established training infrastructure in place for most endoscopic procedures in Europe; however despite its wide use, there is a lack of structured training for CE. This paper focuses on the current available evidence and makes recommendations to standardise training in CE.