Setup and care of endoscopes

Ariel Eric Klevan, Jose M Martinez

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Abstract

The introduction of a flexible endoscope to mainstream clinical practice has revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal, urologic, and pulmonary illnesses. The flexibility of these scopes has far surpassed the limitations of the traditional rigid endoscope, allowing the endoscopist to reach and treat anatomical areas never thought to be amenable to this kind of treatment. These scopes and their associated tools allow endoscopists to diagnose and treat disease processes that traditionally required invasive surgery. These procedures are now done in a truly minimally invasive fashion, often on an outpatient basis. Two types of endoscopes are commonly used: fiberoptic and videoendoscopes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciples of Flexible Endoscopy for Surgeons
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages19-25
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781461463306, 1461463297, 9781461463290
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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