oesophagoscopy


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oesophagoscopy

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]

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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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.
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.
Other investigations or diagnostic procedures undertaken in the private sector included upper oesophagoscopy (in a participant complaining of dysphagia), lung function testing, bronchoscopy, tissue biopsy (of pleura, lymph node and lung), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and CAT angiograms.