Common Indications and The Diagnostic Yield of Esophagogastroduodenoscopy in Children with Gastrointestinal Distress
Background The number of inconspicuous results of esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGDs) in childhood appears to be disturbingly high. The aim of this study was to analyze the diagnostic yield of EGD and to determine its relevance of specific clinical indications.
Methods We performed a retrospective analysis of 380 consecutive pediatric patients who underwent diagnostic EGD in two German level I pediatric gastroenterology departments in 2015 and 2016.
Results 44% of the 380 patients were male and 17% w...weiterlesen ...