The Journal of Bucharest College of Physicians and the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences

The Role of Capsule Endoscopy in Obscure GI Bleeding: Experience of a Tertiary Center in Romania


Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding OGIB represents about 5% of those patients with gastrointestinal bleeding of any type. It is defined as persistent or recurrent bleeding of unknown origin (i.e., recurrent or persistent iron-deficiency anemia, positive fecal occult blood test, or visible bleeding) with a negative upper and/or lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. […]