Endoscopy is a medical procedure that allows a doctor to observe the inside of the body without performing major surgery. An endoscope (fibrescope) is a long flexible tube with a lens at one end and a video camera at the other.
The end with the lens is inserted into the patient. Light passes down the tube (via bundles of optical fibres) to illuminate the relevant area, and the video camera magnifies the area and projects it onto a television screen so the doctor can see what is there. Usually, an endoscope is inserted through one of the body’s natural openings, such as the mouth, urethra, or anus.
Specially designed endoscopes are used to perform simple surgical procedures, such as:
Locating, sampling or removing tumours from the lungs and digestive tract.
Locating and removing foreign objects from the lungs and digestive tract.
Taking small samples of tissue for diagnostic purposes (biopsy).
Removing stones from the bile duct.
Placing tubes (stents) through blockages in the bile duct, oesophagus, duodenum, or colon.
Some surgical procedures can be carried out with a modified endoscope, such as the removal of the gallbladder, tying and sealing the fallopian tubes, and taking out small tumors and foreign objects from the lungs or digestive system. A study found that the removal through endoscopy of tumors that affect only the superficial layers of the esophagus can avoid complete extirpation of this part of the digestive tract.
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