Practical Pediatric Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
It gives detailed descriptions of the investigation, diagnosis
and therapeutic pediatric GI endoscopy treatments with special
attention to the differences between instruments used for adults
and for pediatric patients.
The advice is based on unique personal experience of thousands
of endoscopic or colonoscopic procedures, written by a team of
authors with experience in performing the diagnostic and
therapeutic endoscopic procedures in children and infants of all
The key points of each step are accompanied by easy-to-follow color diagrams and a comprehensive atlas of endoscopic images, illustrating both normal and abnormal pathology, aiding and perfecting diagnosis and treatment.
The step-by-step description of each procedure explains the purpose of each maneuvre, with much greater emphases on the practical aspects of diagnostics and therapeutic procedures to provide the best results and maximize patient safety. It looks at patient care before, during and after procedures and considers the new and less invasive Wireless Capsule Endoscopy options that will be less traumatic for the pediatric patient.
2 Settings and Staff.
The endoscopy unit.
Pediatric endoscopy nurse.
Disinfections of the endoscopes and accessories.
Video image capture.
"Reading"’ the image created on the CCD.
Types of CCDs.
History of endoscope CCD development.
Shape of displayed image.
Reproduction of color.
Reproduction of motion.
Laser therapy with video endoscopes.
Color reproduction accuracy.
4 Patient Preparation.
Pediatric-monitored sedation and anesthesia for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in endoscopy.
Specific sedation techniques.
5 Diagnostic Upper Endoscopy Technique.
Preparation for esophageal intubation.
Assembling the equipment and preprocedure checkup.
Technique of esophageal intubation.
Indications for upper endoscopy.
6 Therapeutic Upper GI Endoscopy.
Benign esophageal stricture.
Pneumatic dilation in achalasia.
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.
Nasojejunal tube placement.
7 Pediatric Colonoscopy.
Indications for colonoscopy.
Preparation of the patient for colonoscopy.
Magnetic imaging system.
Informed consent and preprocedure preparation.
Sedation for colonoscopy.
Embryology of the colon.
Exploration of the sigmoid colon and sigmoid–descending junction.
Splenic flexure and transverse colon.
Hepatic flexure, ascending colon, and cecum.
Basic principles of electrosurgery.
Safety conditions and techniques.
Recognition of the lesions.
10 Wireless Capsule Endoscopy.
The GIVEN M2A system.
Suspected blood indicator.
Indication for use.
Contraindications to capsule endoscopy.
Outcome of capsule endoscopy.
Dr Marvin Ament, Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA.
- Looks at pediatric cases requiring endoscopy or colonoscopy as
part of the investigation, diagnosis or treatment
- Explains differences for procedures in children from those in
adults, such as preparation, sedation, technique, and spectrum of
- Includes colour diagrams of procedures and a comprehensive
atlas of endoscopic images, illustrating both normal and abnormal
pathology aiding and perfecting diagnosis and treatment
- Considers the new and less invasive Wireless Capsule Endoscopy options that will be less traumatic for the pediatric patient
“The primary authors are well qualified in this field to
write such a book. I commend the authors for providing tables for
"This is the only book presently available in the market which deals exclusively with paediatric endoscopy. The authors of the chapters are well established authorities in the field. They bring diverse expertise to the work, including substantial experience in the technology of endoscopic instruments and accessories, as well as pathology, diagnostic methodologies and therapy of paediatric gatrointenstinal disease. The result is a book that is complete but at the same time easy to read and to understand.....Very nice book, complete, well written and apporpiately referenced, but at the same time easy to understand. Its nice figures, tables and charts allow a quick and easy interpretation to the readers"- G. Manes. Digestive and Liver disease (40) 2008