Biopsy of the Small Intestine


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


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.


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


Essentially rare bleeding and perforations.


B75 + K40 to K100.

Practical advice:

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


Editor-in-chief of the Medical Actu website; general practitioner graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Algiers in 2005 currently practicing as a liberal.

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