esophagoscopy

Pronunciation: (ee-SAH-fuh-GOS-koh-pee)

Examination of the esophagus using an esophagoscope. An esophagoscope is a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing. It may also have a tool to remove tissue to be checked under a microscope for signs of disease.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Esophagoscopy. A thin, lighted tube is inserted through the mouth and into the esophagus to look for abnormal areas.Esofagoscopía. Consiste en un tubo delgado con iluminación que se inserta por la boca hacia el esófago para identificar áreas anormales. Date last modified: 2007-01-31