What is the role of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) in the workup of pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

Updated: Mar 14, 2019
  • Author: Steven M Schwarz, MD, FAAP, FACN, AGAF; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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This modality is useful in patients who are unresponsive to medical therapy. It allows for visualization of the mucosa for diagnosis of peptic ulcer disease, Helicobacter pylori infection, strictures, and peptic esophagitis. It also provides access to obtain biopsies for histopathologic examination.


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