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EGD (upper endoscopy) is a procedure that allows the doctor to look at the inside of your child’s esophagus, stomach and duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). The doctor will guide a thin, flexible, lighted tube called an endoscope into your child’s mouth and throat, then into the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. In addition to examining the area, the doctor may also remove a sample of tissue for biopsy at the same time. Your child will be asleep during this procedure.
Learn more about what to expect with an EGD test or watch a step-by-step video guiding your child through an endoscopy procedure.
- Aerodigestive disorders
- Autonomic disorders
- Chronic abdominal pain
- Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction
- Cyclic vomiting syndrome
- Eosinophilic esophagitis
- Esophageal achalasia
- Gastroparesis and delayed gastric emptying
- Hirschsprung’s disease
- Motility disorders
- Tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia