What is the role of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy in the workup of postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Steen W Jensen, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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EGD can be very helpful in the workup of PCS. It is a good procedure for evaluating the mucosa for signs of disease from the esophagus through the duodenum. EGD also allows direct visualization of the ampulla of Vater.

A total colonoscopy may reveal colitis, and biopsy of the terminal ileum may confirm Crohn disease.


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