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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.

endoscopy


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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.
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
Translations

endoscopy

[ˌenˈdɒskəpɪ] Nendoscopia f

endoscopy

nEndoskopie f

en·dos·co·py

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

endoscopy

n (pl -pies) endoscopia; capsule — endoscopia capsular; upper — endoscopia digestiva alta, esofagogastroduodenoscopia
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Fluorescence and Autofluorescence Endoscopy. Both fluorescence and autofluorescence endoscopy are emerging imaging techniques that rely on visualization of fluorescence light (wavelength: 500-630 nm) emitted by either administered or endogenous fluorophores.
Healthy and pathologically unaltered mucosa can be visualized on autofluorescence endoscopy. Healthy mucosa appears as a greenish area, while altered mucosa is reddish or purple.
Autofluorescence endoscopy using red light may have potential to improve overview detection of dysplasia and early cancer, but this must be proved in further studies, said Dr.