A Retrospective Analysis of Esophagogastroduodenoscopies: A Single Center ExperienceAslan Celebi1*, Fevzi Akdemir2, Mujgan Gurler3, Deniz Ogutmen Koc1, Ali Abbas Ozdemir1, Ismail Ekizoglu1, Murat Altay1
- Corresponding Author:
- Celebi A
Department of Internal Medicine
Taksim Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 14, 2017; Accepted Date: August 24, 2017; Published Date: August 31, 2017
Citation: Celebi A, Akdemir F, Gurler M, Koc DO, Ozdemir AA, et al. (2017) A Retrospective Analysis of Esophagogastroduodenoscopies: A Single Center Experience. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 7:521. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000521
Copyright: © 2017 Celebi A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Goals: To present retrospective data on esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) findings of patients who were admitted to a training and research hospital due to upper gastrointestinal system problems.
Background: EGD is an interventional method used for diagnosing diseases of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. EGD is essential in the diagnosis of various benign and malign upper gastrointestinal diseases, as well as for therapy or disease follow-up.
Study: This study evaluated retrospective data of 5014 patients with upper gastrointestinal problems who were admitted to General Surgery and Family Medicine Departments and Emergency Service of Taksim Training and Research Hospital and were referred for EGD in the Endoscopy Department between the years 2002 and 2009.
Results: Among 5014 patients, EGD could be performed in 4950 (2820 females) with a mean age of 47.7 ± 16.2 years (range, 31.5-63.9 years). The number of patients undergoing EGD was higher in 2007 and 2008 than the other years. The most common diagnosis was gastric diseases (92.1%). Only 3.3% of all patients had normal EGD findings. Gastritis, hiatal insufficiency, and duodenitis were the most common diseases in the study population (84.3%, 24.4%, and 10.6% respectively). Esophageal, gastric, and duodenal diseases were most commonly observed in the years 2007 and 2008 in the whole study population.
Conclusion: Our study revealed that gastric diseases were the most commonly observed diseases in the patients undergoing EGD. Endoscopy is a safe and reliable procedure that is essential for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of upper gastrointestinal diseases.