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Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas

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JULIAN-GOMEZ, L. et al. A retrospective study of pediatric endoscopy as performed in an adult endoscopy unit. Rev. esp. enferm. dig. [online]. 2010, vol.102, n.2, pp.100-104. ISSN 1130-0108.

Gastrointestinal endoscopy is a safe, efficient technique with minimal complications, and a useful diagnostic tool for the pediatric population. Under ideal conditions endoscopies for children should be performed by experienced pediatric endoscopists. In this study we report our experience with pediatric endoscopy at the general adult endoscopy unit in our hospital. Our goal is to quantify the number of endoscopies performed in children, as well as their indications and findings, the type of sedation or anesthesia used, and the time waiting for the test to occur. Our experience demonstrates that endoscopists in a general adult gastroenterology department, working together with pediatricians, may perform a relevant number of endoscopies in children in a fast, safe, effective manner.

Keywords : Pediatric endoscopy; Celiac disease; Sedation; Pediatric endoscopist.

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