Igor Páv, Marián Bátovský
Since its use in clinical practice the capsule endoscopy has been used for examining the lining of the small intestine which was “a dark place“ of gastroenterology. Capsule endoscopy is a non-invasive, safe and comfortable examination, compared with other endoscopic methods, and no sedation is needed. Not only the small bowell is examined by capsule endoscopy but also the oesophagus for detection of oesophageal varixes and the colon large intestine for polyps detection. Future studies can show if capsule endoscopy of the oesophagus and the colon might root in diagnostic procedures. Capsule endoscopy maybe used for therapeutic interventions in next time.