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Endoscope

Definition

An endoscope is a device with a light attached that is used to look inside a body cavity or organ. The scope is inserted through a natural opening, such as the mouth during a bronchoscopy or the rectum for a sigmoidoscopy .

A medical procedure using any type of endoscope is called endoscopy .

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References

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Kimmey MB. Complications of gastrointestinal endoscopy. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:chap 40.

Carter HB, Chan DY. Basic instrumentation and cystoscopy.In: Wein AJ, ed. . 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 6.

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