oesophagoscopy


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e·soph·a·gos·co·py

(ĕ-sof'ă-gos'kŏ-pē)
Inspection of the interior of the esophagus by means of an endoscope.
Synonym(s): oesophagoscopy.
[esophagus + G. skopeō, to examine]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

oesophagoscopy

Direct visual examination of the interior of the OESOPHAGUS usually by means of a flexible, fibreoptic ENDOSCOPE but sometimes using a rigid tube. Oesophagoscopy is an important method of examination in cases of suspected cancer, in narrowing (stricture) and in PHARYNGEAL POUCH.
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Patients without complications within 24 hours of rigid oesophagoscopy and 24-48 hours of contrast-enhanced oesophagograms were discharged.
Depending on the IDL examination and X-ray findings, diagnostic endoscopy (either laryngoscopy or oesophagoscopy ) under GA was performed and fish bone was removed.
Oesophagoscopy has revealed that the most common places of food bolus obstruction are between 15 cm and 25 cm, and between 30 cm and 40 cm from the front teeth, usually, imaginary front teeth, the frequency being 42.86%, whereas the distance from to 25 cm to 30 cm from the front teeth is far less frequent.
Further flexible nasoendoscopy assessment in clinic was concerning and unhelpful in assessing the piriform fossa (right side--erythematous and oedematous), prompting a further general anaesthetic rigid laryngopharyngo-upper oesophagoscopy procedure to exclude a synchronous tumour.
The oesophagoscopy, gastroscopy and duodenoscopy findings, reported in the GI record, are shown in Table III.
Foreign bodies from the digestive tract are usually removed by rigid oesophagoscopy but in certain cases flexible upper gastrointestinal endoscopy may be required.
Also, 19(79.2%) patients underwent direct laryngoscopy and 5(16.7%) required oesophagoscopy. The sensitivity with X-ray was 15% and specificity was zero.
He was planned and prepared for rigid oesophagoscopy under general anaesthesia.
The scan - a transnasal oesophagoscopy - is carried out using equipment bought with a pounds 40,000 grant from the Arden Cancer Network.
MD=mandibular distraction, PRS=Pierre Robin sequence, PDA=patent ductus arteriosus, nCPAP=nasal continuous positive airway pressure, NICU=neonatal intensive care unit, NPA=nasopharyngeal airway, FOI=fibreoptic intubation, LBO=laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy and oesophagoscopy, OR=operating room, MRI=magnetic resonance imaging, GI=gastrointestinal.
The proponents of selective exploration on the basis of special investigations allude to the high rate of negative explorations in mandatory neck explorations and the excellent sensitivity of special investigations such as angiography, oesophagography, oesophagoscopy and flexible laryngotracheobronchoscopy in excluding clinically significant injuries.
Cervical oesophageal perforation caused by diagnostic flexible oesophagoscopy. J Otolaryngol 1989;18:314-6.