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Is the examination of the esophagus stomach and upper duodenum through a specialized endoscope?

Last Updated: 4th February, 2020

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The upper endoscopy procedure is needed when the stomach, esophagus, or upper small intestine (known as the duodenum) requires a thorough examination. Most commonly, the upper endoscopy helps your doctor to determine the condition behind one of the following digestive symptoms: Abdominal pain.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, what is the examination of the esophagus stomach and upper duodenum through a specialized endoscope?

Endoscopy. An endoscopy procedure involves inserting a long, flexible tube (endoscope) down your throat and into your esophagus. A tiny camera on the end of the endoscope lets your doctor examine your esophagus, stomach and the beginning of your small intestine (duodenum).

Secondly, what term is a surgical creation of a connection between the stomach and duodenum? anastomosis. surgical connection between two hollow, or tubular, structures. gastroduodenostomy. the establishment of an anastomosis between the upper portion of the stomach, and the duodenum. diverticulectomy.

Also to know, which of the following is an endoscopic procedure that allows direct visualization of the upper GI tract?

Glossary
esophageal varices Enlarged and swollen veins at the lower end of the esophagus.
esophagogastroduodenoscopy An endoscopic procedure that allows direct visualization of the upper GI tract.
gastroduodenostomy The establishment of an anastomosis between the upper portion of the stomach, and the duodenum.

Is a protrusion of part of the stomach through the esophageal sphincter in the diaphragm?

Hiatal hernia is a congenital or acquired protrusion of a portion of the stomach through the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm.

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