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endoscopy/en·dos·co·py/ (en-dos´kah-pe) visual examination by means of an endoscope.endoscop´ic
endoscopyEndoscopic surgery The use of an endoscope to view internal structure–eg, mucosa of GI tract, upper respiratory tract–eg, oropharynx, trachea, bronchi, upper bronchioles, etc, which is usually well-tolerated. See Bronchoscopy, Colonoscopy, Fetal endoscopy, Laparoscopy, Nasal endoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Upper GI endoscopy, Virtual endoscopy.
endoscopyDirect visual examination of any part of the interior of the body by means of an optical viewing instrument (ENDOSCOPE) introduced through a natural orifice or through a small surgical incision. Endoscopy is much used by gastroenterologists for stomach and colon examination, by gynaecologists for LAPAROSCOPY especially for sterilization of women by tying off the FALLOPIAN TUBES (tubal ligation) and by obstetricians for examining the fetus in the womb (fetoscopy). See also ENDOSCOPE.
Patient discussion about Endoscopy
Q. Cn barret esophagous be cured? I was diagnosed with barretts esophagus several years ago, and so far keeps on the routine follow up. I met some other guy with same condition and he told after his doctor prescribed him with some anti-reflux meds, in the last endoscopy they found normal esophagus, and that he thinks he's now cured. Is that possible?