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Flexible endoscopy of the upper digestive tract

  • André Duranceau
  • Eric Deslandres
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Abstract

Upper digestive flexible endoscopy has evolved considerably over the last 25 years. It presently plays a dominant role in the evaluation of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Specifically, it provides both direct and complete visualization of the area and direct access for tissue sampling and/or therapeutic intervention. The technique should be mastered by any clinician with a special interest in diseases of the oesophagus, stomach, or duodenum.

Keywords

Digestive Tract Flexible Endoscopy Topical Anaesthesia Cervical Oesophagus Mucosal Abnormality 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • André Duranceau
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eric Deslandres
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Division of Thoracic SurgeryHôtel-Dieu de MontréalMontréalCanada
  3. 3.Department of MedicineUniversity of MontréalMontréalCanada
  4. 4.Division of GastroenterologyHôtel-Dieu de MontréalMontréalCanada

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