Non-invasive alternative to endoscopy can boost early detection of oesophageal adenocarcinoma
A new nurse-led outpatient service at University College London Hospital, where I am a clinical nurse specialist in the upper gastrointestinal team, offers people with Barrett’s oesophagus an alternative to endoscopy. All they have to do is swallow a capsule attached to a string. When the capsule dissolves in the stomach it releases a small sponge, and as the string is pulled up it collects samples from the lining of the oesophagus.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 20, 5, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/cnp.20.5.11.s5
Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now