Gastroscopy

Last updated 26.09.12

 

Index

 

Definition

-  Diagnostic imaging of the oesophagus, stomach & duodenum

 

Features

-  Endoscopic procedure

 

Indications

-  Haematemesis

-  PUD

-  Gastritis

-  Unintentional weight loss >3kg

-  Dysphagia or odynophagia

-  GORD persistent despite adequate therapy

-  Persistent vominting of unknown cause

-  Familial adenomatous polyposis syndrome

-  Confirmation of radiological lesions

-  Upper GIT sticture or obstruction

-  IDA (if upper GIT source suspected)

-  Suspected portal HTN to Dx &/or treat oesophageal varicosies

-  Removal of foreign bodies

-  Placement of feeding or drain tubes

-  Dilation of stenotic lesions

-  Achalasia

 

Procedure

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-  Fasting

-  Sedation & analgesia

 

Complications

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References

 

Alfred Hospital Referral Guideline for Upper GIT Endoscopy 2012