Table 1

Prevalence of positive diagnosis in accordance with single or two way push videoenteroscopy in 203 patients referred for unexplained iron deficiency anaemia after upper and lower digestive endoscopies

Indication Global population Positive diagnosis Gastroduodenal or colonic lesions previously missed Jejunal or ileal lesions
Anaemia with clinically evident GI bleeding72 22  (30.6)8  (6.1)12  (16.6)
Isolated anaemia13126 (19.8)10 (13.8)18 (13.7)
Total20348 (23.6)18 (8.8)30 (14.7)
  • Results are expressed as number or number (%).

  • GI, gastrointestinal bleeding.