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Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Gastroscopy)


Many patients feel some fear against upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. With modern instruments, this examination is not difficult, and usually only a slight pharyngeal anesthesia is needed. The difficult part of the examination takes only one minute, and the whole examination is over in a few minutes.

Videotowers used in Gastroscopy

There are very few major contraindications and the safety of the examination is remarkedly high.

A Video-Endoscope used in Gastroscopy

During the 70s and the 80s fiberoptic instruments were used. During the 90s videoendoscopes have replaced most of the old fiberoptic instruments. Videoendoscopes give a sharper picture and photographs and videorecordings can easily be performed.

Larynx seen in a video-monitor during gastroscopy

Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy gives an excellent picture of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum. Larynx is seen in the beginning of the examination, and sometimes lesions of this region can be noticed.

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