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Why Is Biopsi For Celiac Done As An Endoscopi?

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I believe the Gastroscopy and Endoscopy is the same procedure. Just called by different names. In the US it can be called simply Endoscopy, Upper Endoscopy and EGD (esophogogastroduodenoscopy). All the same procedure.

The accuracy of procedure depends on taking a decent amount of biosies from several areas. The damage they are looking for can be patchy.

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Here in the US, sometimes a gastroscopy doesn't go beyond the stomach.   You want to make sure they are taking multiple samples of the small intestine, whatever name they use. 

 

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/what-is-an-endoscopic-biopsy

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