upper endoscopy

Pronunciation: (UH-per en-DOS-koh-pee)

Examination of the inside of the stomach using an endoscope, passed through the mouth and esophagus. An endoscope 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. Also called gastroscopy.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Upper endoscopy. A thin, lighted tube is inserted through the mouth to look for abnormal areas in the esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine.Endoscopia superior. Un tubo delgado con iluminación se inserta por la boca para identificar áreas anormales en el esófago, el estómago y la primera parte del intestino delgado.2006-06-23 Date last modified: 2007-05-31