Table 3

Endoscopic follow-ups of patients with nonspecific small-bowel ulcers

No. ileoscopies

Second endoscopy

Third endoscopy

Last endoscopy

No. biopsies

Gastroscopy

Concomitant finding in the colon


Case 1

4

Persistent

Persistent

Persistent

4

Normal

Small single polyp

Case 2

5

Persistent

Persistent

Healing

3

Submucosal leiomyoma of the esophagus was resected endoscopically after the ileal ulcer had healed

Small single polyp

Case 3

2

Persistent

*

*

2

Erosion in the stomach

N/A

Case 4

4

Persistent

Persistent

Persistent

3

Normal

N/A

Case 5

4

Healing

Continued to be normal

Continued to be normal

1

Normal

N/A

Case 6

6

Healing

Recurrent┬ž

Healing

2

Normal

N/A

Case 7

4

#

Persistent

#

2

Erosion in the stomach

Small multiple polyps


#Ileoscopy was not attempted during colonoscopy.

* This patient refused a further follow-up colonoscopy.

┬žDouble balloon enteroscopy revealed the same result as the colonoscopy did.

Wang et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2011 11:51   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-11-51

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