A range of pediatric conditions utilize upper gastrointestinal endoscopy to provide both diagnosis and treatment. These include common diseases such as celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease, but also acute conditions such as gastrointestinal bleeding and foreign body removal. Modifications using smaller endoscopes are often made to accommodate the smaller working channels and differing patient anatomy. Similarly, pediatric sedation for EGD is often quite different to that performed in adults. Multiple advances have been made in pediatric EGD mostly related to improvements in techniques and quality performance.
KeywordsPediatric Button battery Pediatric endoscopy Gastrointestinal bleeding Foreign body removal Celiac disease
Selected pediatric upper endoscopy cases including: foreign body removal, discussion of foreign body algorithms, treatment of variceal and non-variceal bleeding, stricture dilation and placement of wireless capsule endoscopy (MP4 201486 kb)
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