Endoscopy

Definition of Endoscopy:

A procedure that uses an Endoscope: Examination with a flexible viewing tube.

Topics Related to Endoscopy

Barrett's Esophagus

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: The premalignant lining of Barrett's esophagus can be seen at endoscopy and diagnosed by endoscopic biopsy...”

Carcinoid Cancer

...the condition
“...Sometimes upper and lower GI tract endoscopy is also helpful...”
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Cholangiography

...related topic
“...Various techniques can be used, including non-invasive imaging, endoscopy, and X-ray after dye injection through a hollow needle...”

Cirrhosis of the Liver

...the condition
“...Bleeding varices are treated by upper endoscopy with banding or sclerosis...”

Diarrhea

...the condition
“...Endoscopy usually is more specific than X-ray studies because it allows direct inspection of the mucosa, detection of superficial lesions, and the ability to biopsy the mucosa...”

Esophageal Cancer

...the condition
“...Diagnosis of esophageal cancer symptoms is usually conducted through an X-ray method known as the barium swallow, and may also include endoscopy along with a biopsy, and a CT scan of the chest and abdomen...”

Esophageal Stricture (narrowing)

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: Diagnosis involves using a barium swallow and/or endoscopy to show narrowing of the esophagus...”
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Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: The diagnosis of an ulcer is made by either a barium upper GI X-ray or an upper endoscopy (EGD – esophagogastroduodenoscopy)...”

Gastrointestinal Bleeding

...the condition
“...The next step may include tests such as different types of X-rays and/or endoscopy, depending on whether the doctor suspects that the bleeding is coming from the upper digestive tract (esophagus, stomach, and first segment of the small intestine) or lower digestive tract...”

Kaposi's Sarcoma

...the condition
“...Endoscopy: The endoscope is usually passed down your throat...”

Liver Abscess

...the condition
“...alcohol intake, cancer, cancer treatment, corticosteroids, organ transplant, weakened immune system, malnutrition, trauma to the liver, Diabetes, old age, pregnancy, recent abdominal surgery, recent endoscopy of the bile ducts, tropical travel, Crohn's disease, abdominal or gastrointestinal infection, and steroid use...”

Small Intestine Cancer

...the condition
“...Upper GI tract endoscopy may be useful in detecting areas of concern in the immediate upper GI tract, and a CT scan of the abdomen or an abdominal ultrasound may help to visualize bulky tumors and to rule out any...”
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