An endoscope is a medical device which allows a direct insight into the interior of hollow organs or body cavities. An endoscope is a flexible, fiber-optic device equipped with a small camera at one end. With the help of fiber optics and the camera, the condition of the esophagus, stomach and small intestine mucosa can be monitored and viewed on a screen. There are rigid and flexible endoscopes that can be used for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
Endoscopic examinations are performed under comfortable conditions, for the most part using anesthesia, so they are painless. Much of therapeutic endoscopy is considered surgery, performed in an operating room under local or general anesthetic. The procedure typically has no side effects, but in rare cases a dry throat, coughing, and possibly mild bleeding may occur.
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