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Old 04-30-2007, 03:19 PM   #1
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What is this fiberscope’s correct name? (Upper endoscopy,endoscope or gastroscope)

I just want to know when doctor use a fiberscope to examine stomach, what is this scope correct name?


I did it last year and I got a report said that I did “ upper endoscopy” ,
I also saw that some patients called it “ endoscope”
But recently I read a material said,
Endoscopes have been developed for many parts of the body. Each has its own name,depending on the part of the body it is intended to investigate, such as,
gastroscope—to examine the stomach.

So, I want to make sure what I need to call it

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Old 05-01-2007, 08:42 AM   #2
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Re: What is this fiberscope’s correct name? ( endoscope. Upper endoscopy or gastrosc

Some doctors call it an upper endoscopy and some call it an EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy). They are the same thing, which is scoping of the entire upper GI system (esophagus, stomach and duodenum).

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Old 05-01-2007, 01:28 PM   #3
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Re: What is this fiberscope’s correct name? ( endoscope. Upper endoscopy or gastrosc

Endoscopy is actually a generic term. "Endo" means "inside", that's all. And of course "scope" means "look". So indeed, it could be a device to look at anything inside your body.

To be specific, I think the term "esophagogastroduodenoscopy" (EGD) is the best for this particular type of endoscopy.

 
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Re: What is this fiberscope’s correct name? ( endoscope. Upper endoscopy or gastrosc

It also depends on what country you are from I have noticed the people from England call it something else and here in NJ I'v call it an upper endoscopy.

You say Tomaytoe I say Tomaaahhtoe

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Old 05-01-2007, 06:49 PM   #5
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Re: What is this fiberscope’s correct name? ( endoscope. Upper endoscopy or gastrosc

I'm in England, and say upper endoscopy. I also say Tomaaahhtoe , alex - just wish I dare eat one

 
Old 05-02-2007, 06:14 AM   #6
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Re: What is this fiberscope’s correct name? ( endoscope. Upper endoscopy or gastrosc

now I am sure I can call it Upper endoscopy or EGD in US.

Thanks everybody!

 
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