An examination of the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and upper duodenum with a small camera (flexible endoscope) which is inserted down the throat.
Endoscopic examination of the esophagus and the stomach.
1. An endoscope for inspecting the interior of the esophagus.
2. A flexible or rigid instrument for inspecting the lumen of the esophagus and carrying out diagnostic and therapeutic maneuvers; such as, taking biopsy specimens and removing foreign bodies.
Inspection of the interior of the esophagus by means of an endoscope.
esthesioscopy (s) (noun)
, esthesioscopies (pl)
The testing of tactile (touch) and other forms of sensibility: Dr. Jones, the neurologist, ran a series of esthesioscopies to try to determine the cause of the difficulty Iva was experiencing while tasting and smelling foods.
fetoscope, foetoscope (s) (noun)
; fetoscopes; fetoscopes (pl)
1. A flexible tubular fiberoptic instrument used for diagnostic examination of the fetus and interior of the uterus: Dr. Thompson used a fetoscope, or endoscope, to view Mary's unborn baby and to see the inside of the uterus
2. A stethoscope placed on a pregnant woman's abdomen to listen for the fetal heartbeat: Jackie wanted to have a fetoscope in order to listen to her baby's heart beat
fetoscopist (s) (noun)
, fetoscopists (pl)
A medical specialist who uses an optical device to view the fetus: Dr. Dawson, the fetoscopist, was an expert in producing excellent fetoscopies, and wanted to view Mrs. Black's unborn baby, and so he used a special device which was flexible and made of fiberoptic materials, termed a "fetoscope".
fetoscopy (s) (noun)
, fetoscopies (pl)
A procedure that allows the examination of a fetus in a mother's uterus: The method of fetoscopy is done rarely now and has been succeeded by percutaneous umbilical blood sampling.
A fiberoptic endoscope for examining the colon.
A fiberoptic endoscope for examining the stomach.
A visualizing technique enabling the operator to examine the internal organs with a minimum of disturbance or damage to bodily tissues.
This procedure has transformed the management of, for example, gastrointestinal diseases.
In chest disease, fiberoptic bronchoscopy has now replaced the rigid wide-bore metal tube which was previously used for examination of the tracheo-bronchial tree.
Fiberoptic colonoscopy can visualize the entire length of the colon and it is now possible to biopsy polyps (any mass of tissue that bulges or projects outward or upward from a normal body surface level), or suspected carcinomas, and to perform polypectomy (surgical removal of a polyp).
A flexible endoscope that uses fiberoptics for visualization.
A device equipped with a fluorescent screen on which the internal structures of an optically opaque object; such as, the human body, may be continuously viewed as shadowy images formed by the differential transmission of x-rays through the object.
A device for examining the fundus of the eye or other bodily organs.
Examination; especially visual, of the fundus of any organ.
In ophthalmology, visual examination of the fundus of the eye.
Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "appear, visible, visual, manifest, show, see, reveal, look":