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Avera Medical Minute: Pill Cam 03/11/09

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When you have a bruise on your arm you can see why it hurts in that area, but if something is wrong inside your intestines it's almost impossible to know unless you see an expert. That's where the PillCam comes into play.

Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Stephen Nanton with Avera Children's explains how a camera the size of a vitamin can be swallowed and take 56,000 thousand pictures from inside the small intestines over an eight-hour period and how that helps diagnose why a patient may be suffering with persistent diarrhea.

 

 

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