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The Gastrofiberscopic Findings in Pediatric Patients

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1993;36(6):837-841.
Published online June 15, 1993.
The Gastrofiberscopic Findings in Pediatric Patients
Yong Min Chung, Hwa Ja Kim, Hann Tchah, Sang Kyu Park, Ho Jin Park
Department of Pediatrics, Seoul Red Cross Hospital, Seoul, Korea
소아에서 위내시경 검사 소견
정용민, 김화자, 차한, 박상규, 박호진
서울적십자병원 소아과
We observed 240 cases ranging in age from 3 months to 15 years seen by gastrofiberoscopy in the department of pediatrics of Seoul Red Cross Hospital from March 1990 to October 1992 and following results were obtained. 1) The male to female ratios in total cases and 89 patients complaining of abdominal pain for more than one month were 0.94:1 and 1.02:1 respectively. The most prevalent age group was 10~12years in both groups. 2) The indication in the frequency were chronic abdominal pain(37.1%), acute abdominal pain(32.5%), vomiting(7.9%), hematemesis and melena(5.4%), follow-up study(6.3%), further evaluation(3.8%), chest discomfort(2.5%), foreign body removal(2.1%), nausea(1.2%), dysphagia(0.8%) and abdominal mass(0.4%) 3) The common endoscopic findins in the 225 cases excluding follow-up ones were gastritis(34.7%), duodenitis(14.2%), ulcer(11.6%), esophagitis(7.6%), and foreign body(2.2%). 4) The common endoscopic endoscopic findings in cases of abdominal pain were gastritis(42.7%), duodenitis(16.9%), and ulcer(7.9%). 5) There was no complication except mild sore throat.
Key Words: Gastrofiberscopy, Pediatric patients

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