Diagnostic yield of oesophagogastroduodenoscopy in children with abdominal pain.

@article{Thakkar2009DiagnosticYO,
  title={Diagnostic yield of oesophagogastroduodenoscopy in children with abdominal pain.},
  author={Kalpesh R. Thakkar and Ling-Wei Chen and Nina Tatevian and Robert Jay Shulman and Addie McDuffie and Marc Tsou and Mark A. Gilger and Hashem B. El-Serag},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={662-9}
}
BACKGROUND Abdominal pain is the most common indication for oesophagogastroduodenoscopy (OGD) in children. However, existing studies examining the diagnostic outcomes of OGD in children with abdominal pain are limited. AIM To examine the diagnostic yield of OGD with biopsy in the evaluation of abdominal pain and to describe the endoscopic and histological findings in patients undergoing OGD for abdominal pain of unclear aetiology. METHODS We performed a retrospective cross-sectional cohort… CONTINUE READING