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endoscopy
Subject Category
H Health and Pathology
X Research, Technology and Engineering
Definition
Procedures of applying endoscopes for disease diagnosis and treatment. Endoscopy involves passing an optical instrument through a small incision in the skin i.e. percutaneous; or through a natural orifice and along natural body pathways such as the digestive tract; and/or through an incision in the wall of a tubular structure or organ, i.e. transluminal, to examine or perform surgery on the interior parts of the body.
Definition Source
Medical Subject Headings 2012
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/37074
Broader Term
diagnostic techniques
surgery
Narrower Term
angioscopy
arthroscopy
colposcopy
culdoscopy
cystoscopy
digestive tract endoscopy
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
fetoscopy
hysteroscopy
laparoscopy
mediastinoscopy
neuroendoscopy
respiratory tract endoscopy
thoracoscopy
ureteroscopy
Related Term
surgical ablation
Spanish
endoscopía
Term Number
37074