Endoscopic placement of radiopaque markers for focused evaluation of intestinal motility

Patricia L. Turner, Stephen M. Kavic, Adrian E. Park

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Using traditional techniques in novel ways often can improve management of common surgical problems. Additionally, established products may find new utility when deployed in a slightly different fashion to enhance patient care in a clinically relevant way. This article describes endoscopic placement of radiopaque markers into the proximal small intestine as a means to evaluate motility in a focused fashion. A method to delineate the location of dysmotility in a patient with several potential sites is described. This technique is safe, feasible, reasonably inexpensive, and is easily performed by a skilled endoscopist. Moreover, this technique has the added benefit of providing functional data in a timely fashion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-192
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Innovation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal motility
  • Radiopaque markers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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