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. Valencia Spain)
†Unidad de Enfermedad Celiaca e Inmunopatología Digestiva, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe, Valencia
‡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
Supportive Foundations: None
Conflicts of Interest: none declared
Author Contributions: ED, MR and CRK design the study, analyze data and write the article; ED, EM, BP and DR acquire and analyze data and CRK make critical revision.