Which procedures are performed in the diagnosis of pediatric Crohn disease?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Endoscopy

  • Colonoscopy with several colonic and terminal ileal biopsies is considered a standard diagnostic procedure

  • Upper endoscopy, or esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), should be part of the first-line investigation

  • Video capsule endoscopy is increasingly being used to evaluate for small-bowel Crohn disease in children [4]

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