gastroenterology
Interventional gastroenterology

Low value in biopsy for microscopic colitis: WA study

Random colonic biopsies in endoscopically normal mucosa are costly and have little utility in ruling out microscopic colitis in patients with chronic diarrhoea, Australian research shows. An audit of practice in two WA hospitals identified 872 normal colonoscopies where random colonic biopsies were performed by both general surgeons and gastroenterologists. The most common indications for ...

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