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El procedimiento denominado gastroscopia consiste en ubicar un endoscopio (un pequeño tubo flexible con una cámara y luz) dentro del estómago y duodeno para buscar anormalidades. Se puede obtener muestras de tejido para determinar la presencia de la bacteria H. pylori, causante de muchas úlceras pépticas. Las úlceras sangrantes activas también se pueden cauterizar (los vasos sanguíneos se sellan con un instrumento que quema) durante el procedimiento de gastroscopia.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/11/2011
  • George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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