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2. A Two Year Experience of Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur

Shahbaz Ahmed Qureshi1 , Javeria Shahbaz2 , Sana Abbasi1 , Romale Nazir3 and Anas Ahmed4

ABSTRACT

Objective: The objective of this study is to look for the indications and findings of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy being performed at Bahawal Victoria Hospital Bahawalpur.

Study Design: Cross sectional, descriptive study. Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur from a period of January 2014 to December 2016.

Materials and Methods: A total of 1582 patients underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. All the referred patients for UGI endoscopy were briefed about the procedure and a written informed consent was obtained. Gargles of 4% Xylocaine oral spray were used as a local anesthesia.

Results: The results showed that UGI bleeding is the most common presenting complaint 35.6%. The most common finding was esophageal varices in 39.4% patients. Gastritis was present in 21.9% and peptic ulcer disease in 6.1% of the patients. 18.5% of the patients had normal study.

Conclusion: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding was the most common presenting complaint. The endoscopy revealed that esophageal varices are the most common finding followed by gastritis and normal study.

Key Words: Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB), esophageal varices

Citation of articles: Qureshi SA, Shahbaz J, Abbasi S, Nazir R Ahmed A. A Two Year Experience of Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur. Med Forum 2019;30(4):7-10.