Gastroscopy is a diagnostic test used to examine the
inside of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
(gastro- stomach; scopy-looking) is a diagnostic test that enables the doctor
to look inside of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. The doctor uses an endoscope
to look inside the gut.
Therefore, the test is also known as
endoscope is a thin, flexible fiber-optic instrument that is passed through the
mouth and allows the doctor to see whether there is any damage to the lining of
the esophagus (food pipe) or stomach, and whether there are any ulcers in the
stomach or duodenum (first part of the small intestine).
is an important procedure for the diagnosis
and treatment of diseases of the upper digestive tract
suspected by X-ray can be confirmed and studied in detail during this
procedure. Even when X-rays are normal, the cause of symptoms such as abdominal
pain and internal bleeding can often be determined by gastroscopy. This
technique is useful in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with peptic
ulcers and also allows dilatation of esophageal strictures (tight areas in the
Gastroscopy is an extremely
and worthwhile procedure that is very well tolerated. Serious
complications such as infection or internal bleeding occur very rarely.