Small bowel biopsy (SBB) is not always helpful to establish celiac disease diagnosis. Hence we have conducted a retrospective study to know the amount of SBB in our center that was not optimal for this purpose. Histological findings were not appropriate for diagnosis in 3.56% (34 out of 955). The main problem encountered was inadequate sample cutting, although this could be solved by a new recut in almost 30% of cases.
*Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit, Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe
†Unidad de Enfermedad Celiaca e Inmunopatología Digestiva, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe
‡Pathology Unit. Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe. Valencia, Spain.
Address correspondence and reprint requests to Ester Donat, MD, PhD, Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit, Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, Fernando Abril Martorell 106 Av, Valencia 46026, Spain (e-mail: email@example.com).
Received 8 March, 2019
Accepted 8 May, 2019
The authors report no conflicts of interest.