Table 2

Final diagnoses made after upper with or without lower gastrointestinal investigations

DiagnosisNo of patients
*One patient had coeliac disease and a gastric ulcer.
†Others: “Creon” induced inflammatory stricture; stricture at splenic flexure diagnosed on computed tomography. No lower gastrointestinal investigation.
Oesophagitis (at least grade III)4
Oesophageal carcinoma1
Gastritis (erosive)1
Gastric ulcer7*
Gastric carcinoma4
Duodenal ulcer2
Coeliac disease3*
Colonic polyps4
Colonic carcinoma4
No cause found63