Endoscopy in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Luigi Dall'Oglio
  • Claudio Romano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Maria Teresa Illiceto, Gabriele Lisi, Giuliano Lombardi
    Pages 1-13
  3. Claudio Romano, Valeria Dipasquale
    Pages 15-21
  4. Claudio Romano, Valeria Dipasquale
    Pages 23-29
  5. Serena Arrigo, Sara Signa, Arrigo Barabino
    Pages 31-37
  6. Massimo Martinelli, Caterina Strisciuglio, Erasmo Miele
    Pages 39-46
  7. Salvatore Oliva
    Pages 47-54
  8. Paolo Gandullia, Tommaso Bellini
    Pages 55-65
  9. Erminia Romeo, Filippo Torroni, Luigi Dall’Oglio
    Pages 67-70
  10. Gian Luigi de’Angelis, Federica Gaiani, Nicola de’Angelis
    Pages 71-100
  11. Luigi Dall’Oglio
    Pages 101-103

About this book


This book describes an up-to-date practical strategy for the use of endoscopy in the evaluation and management of pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). All aspects of the role of endoscopy in Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) – the two most common types of IBD – are addressed. Readers will find detailed information on its use in the initial diagnosis of IBD, differentiation between CD and UC, assessment of disease extent and activity, monitoring of response to therapy, and surveillance for cancer and dysplasia. Attention is drawn to specific clinical and endoscopic features of CD and UC in the pediatric age group that serve to illustrate why the child is not to be regarded merely as a small adult. Helpful information is also supplied on equipment, patient and parent preparation, and sedation. Endoscopy is considered the best means of obtaining a definite diagnosis in children who may have IBD, and this book will be of value to practitioners at all levels of experience.


Pediatric Crohn’s disease Pediatric ulcerative colitis Differential diagnosis in IBD Early-onset IBD Endoscopic scoring systems Endoscopic disease activity Small bowel endoscopy Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Ileocolonoscopy Endoscopic interventions Cancer surveillance

Editors and affiliations

  • Luigi Dall'Oglio
    • 1
  • Claudio Romano
    • 2
  1. 1.Digestive Surgery and Endoscopic UnitBambino Gesù Children’s HospitalRomeItaly
  2. 2.Gastroentology Unit, Pediatric DepartmentUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61248-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61249-2
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