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Table 1 Clinical characteristics and results of capsule endoscopy in 18 patients with chronic intestinal dysmotility.

From: Findings in patients with chronic intestinal dysmotility investigated by capsule endoscopy

Nr Gender/Age Type of CID Previous Abdom. Surgery View (1) Caecum (2) Transit time (3) Retention (4) Ulcers Erosions Miscellanous
1 M/39 Myopathy 2 Clear Yes 378    19  
2 M/59 Myopathy 3 Poor No     2 Inflam (6)
3 M/46 Myopathy 1 Med Yes 219 S 165   1  
4 F/41 Myopathy 2 Poor No     1  
5 F/72 Myopathy 2 Med No     2 Angiodysplasia
6 M/85 Myopathy 1 Poor No   O 20   1  
7 F/52 Neuropathy 2 Clear Yes 305    4  
8 F/59 Neuropathy 2 Clear Yes 353 S 480   5 CE × 2 (7)
9 M/49 Neuropathy 4 Clear Yes 363   2   
10 F/56 Neuropathy 2 Clear Yes 209 S 180   1  
11 F/36 Neuropathy 4 (5) Clear Yes 197    2  
12 F/65 Neuropathy 2 (5) Med No     10  
13 F/47 Neuropathy 3 Poor Yes 335     
14 F/35 Neuropathy 6 (5) Poor No     3  
15 F/65 Neuropathy 1 Clear Yes 227    1 Inflam
16 F/57 Neuropathy 10 (5) Clear Yes 286     Angiodysplasia Flebectesia
17 F/40 Neuropathy 4 Clear Yes 338   8 10  
18 M/69 Indeterminate 6 (5) Clear No     6  
  1. (1) Clear = Clear view, small amounts of intestinal content. Med = Medium view, some intestinal content hiding parts of the mucosa. Poor = Poor view, large amounts of intestinal content hiding a considerable part of the mucosa.
  2. (2) The capsule reached caecum within recording time.
  3. (3) Transit time in small intestine in minutes.
  4. (4) O = oesophagus, S = stomach, retention measured in minutes.
  5. (5) Surgery included intestinal resections.
  6. (6) Inflam = Inflammation, signs of villus oedema and redness.
  7. (7) First capsule was retained in the stomach.