Gut 34:134-135 doi:10.1136/gut.34.1.134
  • Research Article

Perforation from endoscopic small bowel biopsy.

  1. B Scott,
  2. G Holmes
  1. Department of Medicine, Lincoln County Hospital.


      Two patients, having undergone an apparently straightforward endoscopy with small bowel biopsy, developed a perforation. One, who proved to have normal small bowel mucosa, needed laparotomy and suturing of the duodenal perforation. The other, who had coeliac disease, settled with conservative management.