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Endoscopic examination of the interior of the esophagus.



examination of the inner surface of the esophagus with a special instrument, esophagoscope, which is equipped with an optical system. The esophagoscope is introduced through the mouth under local or general anesthesia. Esophagoscopy is used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. It is helpful in detecting tumors and other diseases of the esophagus, as well as the cicatricial narrowing of the esophageal lumen. Esophagoscopy is also used in taking a biopsy, performing bougienage, and locating and removing a foreign body. The once widely used rigid steel esophagoscopes were replaced in the 1970’s by flexible and less traumatic fiberscopes.

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9%) Li et al (2) China 1088 Food boluses Vicente et al (3) Spain 8 Meat (100%) Carr & USA 64 Meat (92%) Drennan (4) Sperry USA 548 Meat (25%) et al (5) Crockett USA 548 Meat (35%) et al (6) Longstreth USA 194 Meat (85%) et al (7) patients, vegetable (3%), 223 nuts, rice, egg episodes sandwich, pastry (3%), fruit (2%), unspecified (8%) Gretarsdottir Iceland 308 Meat (68%) et al (8) Study Gastrointestinal Flexible comorbidity esophagoscopy success rate (%) Webb (1) Li et al (2) Esophageal carcinoma, 98.
The percentage of animals referred to the VHC for diagnoses and treatment of esophageal foreign objects is greater than the average of esophagoscopy requests in general.
3,8 Rigid esophagoscopy under general anesthesia remains the effective and safe method of removal of foreign bodies oesophagus.
However, esophagoscopy should be performed if a patient does not have food remains which can cause complications (bone), or there is no bolus impaction.
Issues of clinical assessment follow in chapters addressing patient history, physical examination, fiberoptic laryngoscopy, measurement of vocal fold function, transnasal esophagoscopy, electromyography, photography and videography, medical/legal evaluation, and other topics.
CHICAGO -- Transnasal esophagoscopy easily identified esophageal abnormalities without sedation in an office-based setting during a small, prospective study.
The utility of transnasal esophagoscopy as a screening tool was validated in a recent large study in which significant findings were identified in half of 592 procedures performed for reflux, globus, or dysphagia; the study was performed in a large tertiary care center (Laryngoscope 2005;115:321-3).
Paul Canter, who performed the procedure, told the Newcastle inquest he had performed roughly 130 successful esophagoscopy procedures before Mrs Reed's death.
In fact, approximately 3-4 months prior to the initial office consultation, she had presented to a local emergency room for a presumed food bolus obstruction and underwent esophagoscopy.
Fiberoptic esophagoscopy revealed extrinsic compression of the lower esophagus and normal esophageal mucosa.