Paediatric gastrointestinal endoscopy: experience in a Sudanese university hospital
AbstractWe investigated the indications for and findings of gastrointestinal [GI] endoscopy in all children </= 16 years old referred for the procedure to the endoscopy unit at Soba University Hospital, Khartoum from January 2004 to January 2006. Thus 113 children were enrolled; 73% underwent upper GI endoscopy, 27% lower GI endoscopy [15% colonoscopy, 12% flexible sigmoidoscopy]. Indications for upper GI endoscopy included haematemesis [24%], portal hypertension [21%], abdominal pain [16%] and vomiting [15%]. Diagnoses included oesophageal varices [16%], gastritis [7%] and hiatus hernia [6%]. Indications for lower GI endoscopy included rectal bleeding [87%], diarrhoea [19%] and anaemia [10%]
Mudawi, H.M.Y., El Tahir, M.A., Suleiman, S.H., Eltaybe, N.H., Gamer, N.M. et al. (2009). Paediatric gastrointestinal endoscopy: experience in a Sudanese university hospital. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117729
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (4), 1027-1031, 2009
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