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Endoscopic Mucosal Biopsy Sampling of the Colon and the Terminal Ileum

  • Tom G. MoreelsEmail author
  • Karen Paula Geboes
  • Olivier Dewit


Microscopic pathological examination of ileocolonic tissue is of the utmost importance to diagnose and follow up diseases of the lower gastrointestinal tract. Ileocolonoscopy allows endoscopic tissue acquisition via different methods. In this chapter, endoscopic mucosal biopsy sampling is described.


Ileocolonoscopy Biopsy sampling Colon Ileum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom G. Moreels
    • 1
    Email author
  • Karen Paula Geboes
    • 2
  • Olivier Dewit
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyCliniques Universitaires St Luc, UCLBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Division of Digestive Oncology, Department of GastroenterologyGhent University HospitalGhentBelgium

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