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Also known as: upper GI endoscopy, EGD.
If you have problems related to the esophagus, stomach or other parts of the upper GI tract, the doctor might request an esophagogastroduodenoscopy. It’s a test of these areas of the body that’s performed using an endoscope.
You’ll need to avoid food, drink and certain medications for a period of time before the test.
Bleeding, infection or damage to surround organs are all possible risks of esophagoggastroduodenoscopy.
Reviewed by: Carrie Firestone Baum, MD
This page was last updated on: April 22, 2021 01:30 PM
The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is dedicated to the treatment of a wide variety of gastrointestinal problems in infants, children and adolescents with a multidisciplinary approach.
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is a condition related to food ingestion or inhaled allergens. It is characterized by an isolated inflammation of the esophagus by a specific white blood cell called the eosinophil.
When the esophagus becomes inflamed, it’s known as esophagitis.
An endoscopy is a procedure that is done using a special tool with a camera at the end (an endoscope), to take a look at what is going on inside the person's esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine.