Short Note on Endoscopic Techniques

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Endoscopic Techniques

Colonoscopy is a procedure that allows the physician to view the entire length of the large intestine, and can often help identify abnormal growths, inflamed tissue, ulcers and bleeding.

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure that allows the physician to diagnose and treat problems in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreas. The procedure combines X-ray and the use of an endoscope – a long, flexible, lighted tube.

Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy (also called EGD or upper endoscopy) is a procedure that allows the physician to examine the inside of the oesophagus, stomach, and duodenum. A thin, flexible, lighted tube, called an endoscope, is guided into the mouth and throat, then into the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum.

Sigmoidoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the physician to examine the inside of a portion of the large intestine, and is helpful in identifying the causes of diarrhoea abdominal pain, constipation, abnormal growths and bleeding.

Cystoscopy (also called cystourethroscopy) is an examination in which a scope is inserted through the urethra to examine the bladder and urinary tract for structural abnormalities or obstructions, such as tumours or stones. Samples of the bladder tissue may be removed through the cystoscope.

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