Diagnostic indications for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in oesophageal and gastroduodenal disease in adults, excluding endoscopic ultrasonography and enteroscopy

Practice guidelines - Posted on Mar 01 2001 - Updated on Jul 19 2006

These guidelines concern three issues:

  1. Which clinical signs and/or laboratory values should lead to oesophageal and gastroduodenal imaging or endoscopy, and which form of investigation should be used?
  2. What are the upper gastrointestinal indications for diagnosis and follow-up of gastro-oesophageal reflux, ulcers, and portal hypertension without bleeding?
  3. What are the indications for duodenal biopsy?

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