Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy in Pregnancy: When, Why and How?Nitin J*, Hrushikesh C, Manu T, Rajesh G and Reddy DN
Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Nitin J
Asian Institute of Gastroenterology
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Received date: November 28, 2016; Accepted date: December 05, 2016; Published date: December 23, 2016
Citation: Nitin J, Hrushikesh C, Manu T, Rajesh G, Reddy DN (2016) Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy in Pregnancy: When, Why and How? J Women's Health Care 5:344. doi:10.4172/2167-0420.1000344
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Gastrointestinal endoscopy is conquering various milestones not only in diagnostics but also in therapeutic endoscopy. However, limited studied are available about its safety and efficacy in pregnant patients. Hospital admission, pre-procedure risk assessment by obstetrician, perinatologist, anaesthetics and gastroenterologist is important. Endoscopy should be performed with strong indications only. ERCP should be performed with therapeutic intent by expert endoscopist. This review will address basic clinical questions when performing endoscopy in pregnancy.