eso-, es-, eis-
(Greek: inward, into; within)
2. The removal of a portion of the lower esophagus and proximal stomach for treatment of neoplasms or strictures of those organs; especially, lesions at or near the cardioesophageal (the cardia or stomach immediately adjacent to and surrounding the cardiac or primary opening of the esophagus of the stomach and the esophagus) junction.
3. Excision of part of the esophagus (especially the lower third) and adjacent stomach tissue.
The objective of using an esophagogastroduodenoscope is to identify ulcers, gastritis, esophagitis, varices, duodenitis, Barrett's esophagus, hiatal hernias, and tumors.
A esophagogastroduodenoscope procedure is performed on patients with a variety of symptoms; that include: nausea, vomiting, abdominal bloating, abdominal pain, heartburn, reflux, family history of cancer, jaundice, weight loss, anemia, and gastrointestinal bleeding.
For endoscopy, a flexible opitical instrument (the endoscope) is inserted through the mouth and advanced into the esophagus, the stomach, and the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine).
Pathologicl changes (diseases, if any) are also evaluated by inflating air into the digestive tract.
2. A radiographic record of contrast esophagography or a barium swallow.
2. Roentgenography of the esophagus while or immediately after a patient swallows a positive contrast medium; such as, barium sulfate suspended in water.
3. The technique of obtaining an esophagogram.