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Diseases reference index «Endoscope»


An endoscope is a device with a light attached that is used to look inside a body cavity or organ. The scope is inserted through a natural opening, such as the mouth during a bronchoscopy, the rectum for a sigmoidoscopy, or the vagina for a cystoscopy.

A medical procedure using any type of endoscope is called endoscopy.

See also:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Cystourethroscopy
  • ERCP
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy