The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 61, Issue 6, pp 651–654

Diagnostic upper GI endoscopy for hemetemesis in children: Experience from a pediatric gastroenterology centre in North India

  • S. K. Mittal
  • K. K. Kalra
  • Vyom Aggarwal
Symposium: Pediatric Gastroenterology

DOI: 10.1007/BF02751973

Cite this article as:
Mittal, S.K., Kalra, K.K. & Aggarwal, V. Indian J Pediatr (1994) 61: 651. doi:10.1007/BF02751973

Abstract

Upper GI endoscopies were done in 236 children (upto 12 years of age) presenting with history of hemetemesis. Varices were the commonest lesions (in 39.41%) followed by esophagitis (23.73%). Gastritis, gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer and oesophageal ulcers were identified in 7.20%, 1.27%, 0.42% and 0.42% cases respectively. Cause of bleeding could not be ascertained in 27.54% cases. No significant premedication or procedure related complications were observed. Upper GI endoscopy is thus a safe and useful mode of investigation in cases of hemetemesis in children.

Key words

HemetemesisEndoscopyVarices

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Mittal
    • 1
  • K. K. Kalra
    • 1
  • Vyom Aggarwal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsMaulana Azad Medical CollegeNew Delhi