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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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Otolaryngologists have relinquished much of our clinical hold on esophagoscopy to gastroenterologists and their large scopes.
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CT scans spare symptomatic patients diagnostic esophagoscopy, which requires general anesthesia, he said.
One week later, the patient underwent direct laryngoscopy and esophagoscopy with subsequent endoscopic diverticulotomy.
Our TNE with Slide-On EndoSheath System is designed with a narrow diameter so it can be introduced through the nasal passages, whereas conventional endoscopes for esophagoscopy have much larger diameters and require passage through the mouth.
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Europeans have been progressive in doing traditional esophagoscopy with little or no intravenous sedation, an approach inherently difficult because of the presence of the gag reflex.