Aspiration Pneumonia Complicating Small Bowel Biopsy

Gary A Noskin*, Robert M. Craig

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The use of peroral small bowel biopsies bas been shown to be a safe and effective procedure, useful in the diagnostic evaluation of malabsorption and other intestinal pathology. Ibis report describes a young man who aspirated a small bowel biopsy capsule as part of an investigation of malabsorption. Forty‐eight hours after this episode, be developed pneumonia. In this context, the literature of complications from small bowel biopsies is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-559
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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