Endoscopic techniques for full thickness intestinal biopsy

Gulara Hajiyeva, Saowanee Ngamruengphong

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EFTB is a promising means in diagnosing the nature of the disease and guiding therapy. Available animal and human studies have shown the noninferiority of endoscopic methods to surgical ones in term of adequacy of tissue samples, while potentially decreasing the risk and occurrence of complications. Further large prospective studies are needed to assess its efficacy, safety and impacts on patient's outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-300
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Gastroenterology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018



  • Biopsy
  • Full-thickness
  • Gastrointestinal neuromuscular disease
  • Resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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