Table 3

Diagnosis of suspicion with the number of confirmed diagnoses, therapeutic interventions and examinations not completed for safety or technical reasons by type of procedures. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomies are not shown in this table.

Type of procedure
Diagnosis of suspicion and procedure indication
Confirmed diagnosisTherapeutic procedureIncomplete exam
Total, n (%)339 (100)207 (61.1)124 (36.6)20 (5.9)
Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy244 (100)155 (63.5)96 (39.3)7 (2.9)
 GI bleeding, n (%)136 (100)91 (66.9)57 (41.9)4 (2.9)
 EV screening or control after EV treatment, n (%)38 (100)23 (60.5)11 (28.9)0 (0)
 Oncological suspicion or tumourous staging, n (%)28 (100)15 (53.6)9 (32.1)1 (3.6)
 Non-oncological stenosis or obstruction, n (%)18 (100)11 (61.1)9 (50.0)1 (5.6)
 Nasogastric tube insertion, n (%)8 (100)8 (100)8 (100)0 (0)
 Gastric ulcer control, n (%)3 (100)0 (0)0 (0)1 (33.3)
 Perforation, n (%)3 (100)2 (66.7)0 (0)0 (0)
 Tracheoesophageal fistula, n (%)2 (100)2 (100)1 (50)0 (0)
 Pre-transplantation, n (%)2 (100)2 (100)0 (0)0 (0)
 Other, n (%)6 (100)1 (16.7)1 (16.7)0 (0)
Colonoscopy53 (100)20 (37.7)12 (22.6)9 (17.0)
 GI bleeding, n (%)25 (100)10 (40)5 (20.0)2 (8.0)
 Oncological suspicion or tumourous staging, n (%)13 (100)5 (38.5)2 (15.3)3 (23.1)
 Non-oncological stenosis or obstruction, n (%)4 (100)2 (50)2 (50)0 (0)
 Volvulus, n (%)3 (100)3 (100)3 (100)0 (0)
 Colitis, n (%)2 (100)0 (0)0 (0)1 (1)
 Pretransplantation, n (%)1 (100)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
 Other, n (%)2 (100)0 (0)0 (0)2 (2)
 Missing data, n (%)1 (100)0 (0)0 (0)1 (100)
ERCP19 (100)16 (84.2)16 (84.2)2 (10.5)
 Biliary obstruction, n (%)17 (100)14 (82.4)14 (82.4)2 (11.8)
 Haemobilia, n (%)1 (100)1 (100)1 (100)0 (0)
 Biliary leak, n (%)1 (100)1 (100)1 (100)0 (0)
EUS16 (100)10 (65.2)N/A2 (12.5)
 Biliary obstruction, n (%)13 (100)9 (69.2)N/A2 (15.4)
 Oncology, n (%)2 (100)1 (50)N/A0 (0)
 Abscess, n (%)1 (100)0 (0)N/A0 (0)
EUS with FNA7 (100)6 (85.7)N/A0 (0)
 Oncology, n (%)7 (100)6 (85.7)N/A0 (0)
  • Expressed in frequencies and percentages (%).

  • ERCP, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; EUS, endoscopic ultrasound; EV, oesophageal varices; FNA, fine-needle aspiration; GI, gastrointestinal; PEG, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomies.