Biopsy of the Small Intestine

 

Indications:

This is to detect diseases of the small intestine such as celiac disease, lymphoma, or Whipple’s disease.

Cons-indications:

Hemostasis disorders and against any indication to general anesthesia.

Biopsy of the small intestineTechnique:

There are two techniques:

– High biopsies are done by gastroesophageal endoscopic examination;

– Distal biopsies are done through a flexible endoscope that can cross the ileocecal valve.

fasting patient, the technique is the same as that of the gastroscopy or colposcopy.

Results:

Biopsies allow, with the pathological diagnosis, diagnose the supposed affection or to monitor treatment.

Incidents:

Essentially rare bleeding and perforations.

Cost:

B75 + K40 to K100.

Practical advice:

In children, the small bowel biopsy is sometimes the only way to diagnose celiac disease.

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