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en·do·scope

 (ĕn′də-skōp′)
n.
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′do·scop′ic·al·ly adv.
en·dos′co·py (ĕn-dŏs′kə-pē) n.
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.endoscopy - visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope
examination, scrutiny - the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
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
flexible sigmoidoscopy, sigmoidoscopy - visual examination (with a sigmoidoscope) of the lower third of the colon in a search for polyps
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Translations

endoscopy

[ˌenˈdɒskəpɪ] Nendoscopia f
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endoscopy

nEndoskopie f
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en·dos·co·py

n. endoscopía, examen visual interior hecho con el endoscopio.
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endoscopy

n (pl -pies) endoscopia; capsule — endoscopia capsular; upper — endoscopia digestiva alta, esofagogastroduodenoscopia
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Capsule endoscopy or angiography in patients with acute overt obscure gastrointestinal bleeding: a prospective randomized study with long-term follow-up.
Increased diagnostic yield of small bowel tumors with capsule endoscopy. Cancer 2006; 107: 22-7.
In such cases, capsule endoscopy offers the ability to visualize the intestinal mucosa.
If bleeding is profuse, patients may experience dizziness, weakness, pale skin and conjunctiva, and even syncope and shock.[14] The main methods for diagnosing SIST are digestive tract X-ray, abdominal computed tomography, capsule endoscopy, and double-balloon enteroscopy.
Therefore, capsule endoscopy and double balloon enteroscopy may represent the most important tools for discovering lesions of the jejunoileum.
After reviewing the results of her capsule endoscopy, Dr Pascale Anglade, staff physician, gastroenterology and hepatology in the Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, suggested Simran have a full colonoscopy, including a biopsy of the tumour.
The intensity of image is instable because of constant movement of capsule endoscopy. So, we also choose HS histogram to represent the color features.
We advised for clinical examination of testis yearly and capsule endoscopy, colonoscopy, and gastroscopy every three years.
With the introduction of capsule endoscopy (CE) and double-balloon enteroscopy, reports on aspirin-related small intestinal mucosal injury are increasing year by year [4-6].
Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is an advanced technology developed to provide noninvasive endoscopic assessment of the small bowel [1].