DOI: 10.1097/PG9.0000000000000336; PMCID: PMC10435046
Although the vast majority of recognized pediatric upper gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) resolves spontaneously, gastrointestinal hemorrhage is the most common indication for urgent or emergent therapeutic endoscopy in pediatric practice. The application of hemostatic powders, including TC-325 (Hemospray, Cook Medical, Winston-Salem, NC, USA), has shown considerable impact on the control of acute bleeding, with the advantage of potentially covering an extensive area and requiring less technical expertise. We report a case of transient adherence of an esophagogastroduodenoscopy following Hemospray application in a 22-month-old with upper GIB. Our experience does not detract from the significant gains in the management of pediatric GIB from Hemospray; however, it does raise a cautionary note toward the application technique utilized.
complications; endoscopy; gastrointestinal bleeding; hemostatic powder
Edwards ST, Lerner DG, Alatorre Jimenez M, Attard TM. Don't Look Back and Spray! Risk of Endoscope Adhesion with Hemospray Application in Retroflexion in a Pediatric Patient. JPGN Rep. 2023;4(3):e336. Published 2023 Jul 17. doi:10.1097/PG9.0000000000000336