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Clin Geriatr Med. 2014 Feb;30(1):133-47. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2013.10.010.

Endoscopy in the elderly: risks, benefits, and yield of common endoscopic procedures.

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  • 1Division of Gastroenterology, Langone Medical Center, New York University, 550 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA. Electronic address:


There has been limited research examining the risks, benefits, and use of common endoscopic procedures in the elderly. Furthermore, gastroenterology training programs do not routinely incorporate elderly concerns when dealing with common gastrointestinal issues. There exists a broad array of endoscopic procedures with varying inherent risks that must be weighed with each elderly patient in mind. This article discusses the benefits and drawbacks of the most common procedures and indications for endoscopy including upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic ultrasound, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, and deep enteroscopy.

Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Advanced endoscopy; Colonoscopy; Endoscopy; Gastroenterology; Screening; Utility

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