Table 1

Outcome of patients with diagnoses that might favour an initial invasive approach—“significant diagnoses”

Suspicious lesion Gastric ulcer Varices Suspected Barrett's oesophagus Stricture
Include15 cases63 casesNo cases46 cases19 cases
2 gastric cancers1 gastric cancer10 biopsy positive16 oesophageal ring
1 moderate dysplasia3 benign stricture
Revised diagnosis44 reflux/hiatus hernia
Record unavailable25142
  • Patients were excluded if their presenting symptoms on case record review were considered sinister or where other illnesses precluded a non-invasive approach.