Endoscopia gástrica

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Endoscopia gástrica

El endoscopio es un dispositivo flexible de fibra óptica con un haz de luz que ayuda al médico a observar el interior de ciertos órganos internos. Cuando el endoscopio es insertado por la boca, el revestimiento o mucosa del esófago, estómago y parte superior del duodeno pueden ser examinados visualmente para detectar cualquier anomalía o tumor. A través del endoscopio se pueden tomar biopsias de las áreas sospechosas observadas.

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  • Last Reviewed on 11/22/2011
  • Todd Eisner, MD, Private practice specializing in Gastroenterology, Boca Raton, FL, Clinical Instructor, Florida Atlantic University School of Medicine. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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