Last Updated on Dec 12, 2019

Gastroscopy - The Problems Encountered

Perforation of esophagus or stomach:

Up to 0.1% of all Esophagogastroduodenoscopy's . The upper esophagus above the cricopharynx appears most vulnerable. Other risk factors are esophageal cancer, strictures, or cervical osteophytes.


Considered rare even after biopsies, at 0.3/1000 cases. In most cases, bleeding is not due to a coagulation defect, rather it results from biopsy of friable tissue.

Cardiopulmonary complications:

Significant cardiac arrhythmias are distinctly unusual. If a Holter monitor is placed, transient rhythm disturbances such as sinus tachycardia, premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), premature atrial contractions (PACs), and rarely ischemic changes may be recorded in 22% of cases. Few adverse clinical outcomes have been reported.

Lung infections due to vomiting and aspiration during the procedure.


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candide Monday, September 30, 2013

Can a gastroscopy endanger an earlier AAA Repair?

wesg1999 Thursday, January 13, 2011

what site do i need to visit concerning rubber band placed oround blood vessells inthe esophagus

SMitchem22 Friday, March 27, 2009

No freakin way! Im not getting that done, it sounds painful!

guest Thursday, November 26, 2009

Well i jst found out i have to go for one on the 18th Dec 2009. I am realy dreading it. Will let you know how it went :[

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