A rapid procedure for small intestinal biopsy in infants and children

Jon A. Vanderhoof, Lyn I. Hunt, Dean L. Antonson

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Abstract

A steerable small bowel biopsy apparatus was evaluated in 56 infants and children over a 15-mo period. A mean time of only 6 min was required to obtain small bowel biopsies. Biopsies were successfully obtained in 92% of patients on the first attempt; repeat attempts were successful in all cases. No complications were encountered. The steerable biopsy tube appears to be a safe and effective means of obtaining small bowel biopsies rapidly in infants and children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)938-941
Number of pages4
JournalGastroenterology
Volume80
Issue number5 PART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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