Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

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Year
: 1996  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15--18

Pattern of pediatric upper gastrointestinal disease: A teaching hospital experience


A Lardhi1, A Al Sultan2, M Al Fadel Saleh1, A Al Quorain2, A Adel1, R Al Baradie1 
1 Department of Pediatrics, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Internal Medicine, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia

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A Lardhi
Department of Pediatrics, King Fahd Hospital of the University, P.O. Box 40051. Alkhobar 31952
Saudi Arabia

During the period 1983-1993, 166 pediatric patients(91 females and 75 males) were subjected to upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Epigastric pain or heart burn and vomiting were the indications in 115 (69 %)patients. Gastritis. duodenitis, and esophagitis were diagnosed in 63 (38 %), and duodenal ulcer in seven (4.2%)patients. Bleeding sites were identified in 10 out of 21 (47.6% )patients with a history of hematemesis. Helicobacter pylori was identified in 12 (48%) of 25 patients with chronic gastritis. Endoscopic removal of foreign bodies (FB) was required in nine patients. Endoscopic small bowel biopsy provided sufficient material to con­firm the diagnosis in seven out of 13 patients with chronic diarrhea. Endoscopic findings were normal in 78 (47%)patients. The procedure was safe and well tolerated.


How to cite this article:
Lardhi A, Al Sultan A, Saleh M A, Al Quorain A, Adel A, Al Baradie R. Pattern of pediatric upper gastrointestinal disease: A teaching hospital experience.Saudi J Gastroenterol 1996;2:15-18


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Lardhi A, Al Sultan A, Saleh M A, Al Quorain A, Adel A, Al Baradie R. Pattern of pediatric upper gastrointestinal disease: A teaching hospital experience. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 1996 [cited 2020 Feb 18 ];2:15-18
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