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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.

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