an examination of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum in which a thin flexible tube is placed down the throat. Before the EGD procedure, an anesthetic spray is used to numb the back of the throat, and sedation is given for the 15-minute exam.
a procedure that allows the physician to examine the inside of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. A thin, flexible, lighted tube, called an endoscope, is guided into the mouth and throat, then into the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. The endoscope allows the physician to view the inside of this area of the body, as well as to insert instruments through a scope for the removal of a sample of tissue for biopsy (if necessary).
endoscopy of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum
A fiber-optic endoscopic evaluation of the upper GI tract. This is also known as esophagogastroduodenoscopy.
a test using an endoscope to look at the inside of the esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine. Tissue samples can also be taken to test for diseases.
exam of the upper digestive tract using an endoscope.
Also known as EGD or upper endoscopy. A procedure that enables the examiner (usually a gastroenterologist) to examine the esophagus (the swallowing tube), stomach, and duodenum (the first portion of small bowel) using a thin flexible tube (a "scope") that can be looked through or seen on a TV monitor. (A great crossword puzzle/trivia term!) See the entire definition of Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
A test in which a flexible tube is used to examine the interior of the upper GI tract (esophagus, stomach, and duodenum). The tube has a light source, a magnifying eyepiece, and an open channel through which a biopsy can be taken.
This test is helpful in determining: the cause of upper GI (gastrointestinal) bleeding; the presence of ulcerations or inflammation; the cause of abdominal pain; the condition of the stomach and duodenum after an operation; the presence of tumors or other abnormalities of the upper GI tract; or inflammation, narrowing, or tumors of the esophagus. This test is done with an endoscope. More Information
In medicine (gastroenterology), esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a diagnostic endoscopic procedure that visualises the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract up to the duodenum. It is considered a minimally invasive procedure since it does not require an incision into one of the major body cavities and does not require any significant recovery after the procedure (unless sedation or anesthesia has been used). A sore throat is also common http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/Gastrointestinal.html http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/upperendoscopy/index.htm http://www.gastro.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=859.