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Outcome of patients underwent Upper Gastro lntestinal Endoscopy (UGIE) at surgical unit B, General Hospital Anuradhapura

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WAK Weerawardena ,

Department of Surgery, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, LK
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TDB Illangasingha,

Department of Surgery, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, LK
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WTDUPT Subaweera,

Department of Surgery, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, LK
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IJ Piyadasa,

Department of Surgery, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, LK
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SM Rathnayaka,

Department of Surgery, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, LK
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GAL Niroshana,

Department of Surgery, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, LK
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Kithsiri Senanayaka,

Department of Surgery, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, LK
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J Edirisooriya

Department of Pathology, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura., LK
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Abstract

lntroduction: We analyzed 182 consecutive patients underwent UGIE from 26.03.2011- 31.08.2011. Age, sex, height, indication, length of oesophagus, findings and outcome were noted.

Objective: We assessed the cost effectiveness, detection rate, diagnostic and therapeutic significance, in making a decision to expand the service.

Patients and methodology: All consecutive patients undergone UGIE were included. All the cases were done with overnight fasting, local lignocain spray without insertion of an intra venous canula, with no sedation or anti spasmodic.

Results: 101 (56%) were males and 81 (44%) were females .Age range 16-85 years with a mean of 58. lndications were malaena or haematemesis 38, epigastric pain or reflux 6l-, anaemia 1-9, dysphagia 43, significant past history 17, vomiting 2, loss of weight or appetite 2. Heights of the patients were ranging from 135 cm -17 6 cm. The distance to gastro oesophageal junction from incisor was ranging from 28 cm -47 cm. Twenty-four (24) patients underwent biopsy for histology.

Conclusion: There is a significant positive correlation of the site of gastro oesophageal junction to the height of the patient. Awareness of this variation is valuable in stent selection, interpretation of Ba swallow, especially in cases were oesophageal obstruction prevent endoscopic examination is impossible.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/amj.v5i1.5779

Anuradhapura Medical Journal Vol.5(1) 2011: 19-23

How to Cite: Weerawardena, W. et al., (2013). Outcome of patients underwent Upper Gastro lntestinal Endoscopy (UGIE) at surgical unit B, General Hospital Anuradhapura. Anuradhapura Medical Journal. 5(1), pp.19–23. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/amj.v5i1.5779
Published on 13 Jul 2013.
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