Pill camera stuck in woman’s gut for 4 years

Long-term NSAID use may increase the risk of pill cameras getting stuck in the gut, Adelaide surgeons have warned.

They have reported the case of a 76-year-old woman who had a pill camera stuck in her gut for four years after routine capsule endoscopy.

She had presented to the surgeons with recurrent episodes of small bowel obstruction and rectal prolapse.