Esophagoscopy


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esophagoscopy

[e‚säf·ə′gäs·kə·pē]
(medicine)
Endoscopic examination of the interior of the esophagus.

Esophagoscopy

 

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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The detected FBs included food (52%) and pins (19%).9 In our case, multiple FBs were removed by esophagoscopy, but the body of a wristwatch could not be extracted with this method and required surgery.
Barium swallow and esophagoscopy are used as primary investigations for dysphagia, and they can demonstrate esophageal narrowing and sometimes fistula between the cyst and the esophagus.
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Esophageal foreign bodies represented 24.06% of digestive tract endoscopies and also represented 50% of diagnoses through esophagoscopy. Additionally, 57.69% of foreign bodies found through an endoscopy were esophageal, 36.58%were found in the stomach and only 5.76% in the duodenum.
A total of 57 patients were included in the study presenting with foreign body ingestion that underwent esophagoscopy under general anesthesia.
Eleven patients (78.58% of cases) had a foreign body removed with a gripper; whereas, in three patients, that is 21.34% of cases, there was a spontaneous bolus propulsion towards the oesophagus during esophagoscopy.
Routine radiological examinations and esophagoscopy were performed when necessary.
Definitive localization of isolated tracheoesophageal fistula using bronchoscopy and esophagoscopy for guide wire placement.
Gavage feeding, wound debridement, and esophagoscopy were planned for the next day but the bird died overnight.