endoscopy(redirected from Endoscopy, digestive system)
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A slender, tubular instrument, such as an arthroscope or laparoscope, that is inserted into a body cavity or part for the purpose of visual examination, diagnosis, or surgical treatment.
en′do·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
en·dos′co·py (ĕn-dŏs′kə-pē) n.
Examination of the internal organs (usually the esophagus and stomach) for diagnostic or surgical purposes using a thin illuminated instrument (endoscope). Endoscopy for other procedures uses specific names, e.g., laparoscopy, sigmoidoscopy.
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|Noun||1.||endoscopy - visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope|
celioscopy - endoscopic examination of the abdomen through the abdominal wall
colonoscopy - visual examination of the colon (with a colonoscope) from the cecum to the rectum; requires sedation
culdoscopy - endoscopic examination of a woman's pelvic organs by the insertion of a culdoscope through the vagina
gastroscopy - visual examination of the stomach by means of a gastroscope inserted through the esophagus
hysteroscopy - visual examination of the uterus and uterine lining using an endoscope inserted through the vagina
proctoscopy - visual examination of the rectum and the end of the colon by means of a proctoscope
endoscopy[ˌenˈdɒskəpɪ] N → endoscopia f
n → Endoskopie f
n. endoscopía, examen visual interior hecho con el endoscopio.