Analysis of upper GI endoscopy findings in patients of dyspepsia at a tertiary care centre in Karnataka: A retrospective study
Author(s): Dr. Amar DN and Dr. Aravind Naik
Abstract:Background: Increased incidence of persistent dyspepsia has led to more number of patients undergoing upper GI endoscopy which has proved to be a valuable diagnostic tool to reduce the morbidity. It can also help to identify and treat upper GI malignancies at the earliest. Methods: Endoscopy database records of 200 consecutive patients of dyspepsia referred to the Department of General Surgery at our institute from January 2018 - January 2019 were analysed. Results: With a positive yield of 95%, there was more prevalence of dyspepsia in males (68%) than females (32%). The prevalence of dyspepsia was high in 31-40 yrs (24%). There was a high incidence of Oesophagitis (40%), Gastritis (34%) and Duodenitis (20%). There was 2.94% incidence of oesophageal and 4.69% stomach malignancies. Conclusion: Our study demonstrates high prevalence of dyspepsia in males, oesophagitis, gastritis and duodenitis which can be contributed to various factors like diet, climate and patient selection for the study.
Dr. Amar DN, Dr. Aravind Naik. Analysis of upper GI endoscopy findings in patients of dyspepsia at a tertiary care centre in Karnataka: A retrospective study. Int J Surg Sci 2019;3(2):91-94. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2019.v3.i2b.20