Egd or esophagoscopy is an advanced endoscopic technique that examines the upper portion of the digestive tract down to the endoluminal lymph nodes.
Esophagoscopy is usually performed on patients who have no other means of diagnosing gallstones or are not aware of their presence.
The esophagus consists of a tube-shaped structure called the lumen which is the passage for food and liquids and is lined with epithelial. There are two types of small and large intestine located at the end of this tube. Larger intestine is called the descending colon or the ileum and small intestine is the ascending colon or the descending spleen.
The small intestine lies just below the stomach and is connected to it by a rigid duct. The large intestine lies directly below the stomach and is connected to it through the peristaltic movement of gastric acids from the stomach and the duodenum into the small intestine. As you can see, the small intestine is much smaller than the large intestine. In esophagoscopy, the doctor will take a sample of your blood to be tested for gallstones.
A catheter inserted into the esophagus is called an endoscope. It penetrates the esophagus into the duodenum to remove the material. The endoscope uses two thin tubes – one for the injection of the dye solution and the other to inject the liquid-filled catheter. A needle is used to inject the dye solution through the catheter and into the esophagus.
If you feel any unusual discomfort in the lower portion of your abdomen or pain in the small intestine, consult your doctor immediately.
This may be the symptom of gall stones. You may need to go in for gallbladder surgery for them if they are present.
The ego’s use is described as an advanced technique. Since it is an endoscopic technique, it makes the diagnosis easy and does not involve the use of anoscope or X-rays. The small intestine and the pancreas are often visible to the endoscope.
The Egd can be used to diagnose gallstones, polyps, bile duct obstruction, cystic fibrosis and carcinoma, and even some cancers. It has been found to be useful in the treatment of esophageal reflux disease and gallstones. The end is now used widely in United States.
Egd is considered a safe procedure and does not have any major complications. The procedure is relatively simple and is generally safe.
After the injection of dye, the dye is introduced into the small intestine through the rigid duct. The dye is then absorbed by the tissues. Some small intestine cells are not killed by the injection.
However, some will absorb the dye. The remaining cells absorb the dye into the blood stream as the absorption takes place.
After the dye is absorbed by the small intestine, the doctor examines the color of the cells. If the color of the cells is darker than that of the surroundings in the small intestine, the end will be able to identify the gallstones. and the catheter is removed to extract them. for analysis.
If the dye is detected in the urine, it will indicate that the gallstones are present and the catheter is placed into the small intestine. and the gallbladder is removed. If the gallbladder is not present, the catheter is inserted into the duodenum and the dye is injected. At this time, the catheter is used to inject the dye into the catheter to drain the gallbladder.
The catheter is then removed and the catheter is removed. If there are no gallstones present, the procedure will conclude.
The Egd is a relatively simple procedure, and the risks of complications are very low. However, it is not recommended to be performed by someone who is not well trained or is inexperienced.