Patient-reported symptoms after pediatric outpatient colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy under general anesthesia

Steven Steiner, Marian Pfefferkorn, Joseph F. Fitzgerald

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Endoscopic examination of the colon is indicated in children with diarrhea, hematochezia and suspected inflammatory bowel disease. The aim of this study was to determine the rate of patient-reported symptoms after colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy under general anesthesia in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study included patients 18 years of age and younger who underwent colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy during a 1-year period. At least 30 days after the endoscopy, an interview was conducted regarding symptoms after colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy. RESULTS: Eighty-eight children were eligible, and 68 (77%) were available for follow-up. Ten (15%) reported symptoms after their endoscopy. The most common symptoms reported were diarrhea, excessive gas and sore throat. The frequency of reported symptoms was similar between colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy. The frequency of symptoms was not affected by intubation of terminal ileum, polypectomy or the number of prior colonoscopies or flexible sigmoidoscopies. CONCLUSIONS: Outpatient colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy under general anesthesia are well tolerated by children. A minority of children reports mild symptoms that spontaneously resolve.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-486
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006

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sigmoidoscopy
colonoscopy
Sigmoidoscopy
Colonoscopy
General Anesthesia
signs and symptoms (animals and humans)
anesthesia
Outpatients
Pediatrics
endoscopy
Endoscopy
Diarrhea
diarrhea
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Pharyngitis
Ileum
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
inflammatory bowel disease
Intubation
prospective studies

Keywords

  • Colonoscopy
  • General Anesthesia
  • Pediatrics
  • Sigmoidoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Histology
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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