Neonatal and infantile upper gastrointestinal endoscopy using a new small diameter fibreoptic gastroscope.

Abstract

Using a new prototype (Olympus XPGIF 5.2/ N30) gastroscope, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was safely performed under sedation on 99 infants (weights 0.9 to 10.1 kg). No complications occurred. Macroscopic and microscopic abnormalities were found in 60%, including abnormal duodenal biopsies in 47% of cases with protracted diarrhoea. Duodenal biopsy… (More)

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