Optimal Approach to Obtaining Mucosal Biopsies for Assessment of Inflammatory Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract

@article{Yantiss2009OptimalAT,
  title={Optimal Approach to Obtaining Mucosal Biopsies for Assessment of Inflammatory Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract},
  author={Rhonda K. Yantiss and Robert D Odze},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={104},
  pages={774-783}
}
Endoscopic evaluation and mucosal biopsy analysis have assumed important roles in the clinical management of patients with symptoms related to the gastrointestinal tract. Several common inflammatory diseases, including eosinophilic esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, Helicobacter pylori infection, celiac disease, lymphocytic colitis, collagenous colitis, and inflammatory bowel disease, may display a patchy or discontinuous distribution and, thus, multiple mucosal samples may be required to obtain… CONTINUE READING

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