Fiberoptic Esophagoscopic Examination of the Cardia and Upper Stomach

Sullivan, B. H.
July 1970
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jul1970, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p44
Academic Journal
The Olympus EF esophagoscope has certain features which make it an excellent instrument for the examination of the distal esophagus, upper stomach, and gastroenteric stomas. It is not satisfactory for antral lesions. The directable tip and straight-ahead viewing permit visualization and biopsy of some lesions at the cardia not seen with the rigid open-tube esophagoscope. Accurate biopsy in the upper half of the stomach can be accomplished readily with this instrument. Maneuverability is such that gastroenteric stomas can be thoroughly examined; often the instrument can be made to enter the small intestine through the stoma. Photographs and biopsies are readily obtained and aid in documentation of the diagnosis.


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