Endoscopic is the adjective form of the word “endoscopy,” which is the medical process of inserting a small camera attached to a flexible tube—an instrument known as an “endocscope”— into the body so that a physician can examine an organ or cavity.
One of the most common uses for an endoscopy is to examine the membranes of the gastrointestinal tract, including the rectum, colon, and intestines. Doctor’s use this procedure to look for possible health hazards including inflammation, bleeding, polyps, or tumors.
Endoscopic examination can also be used to look into the ear cavity, nose and sinuses, urinary tract, and stomach. Gynecologists can use endoscopy to look for potential problems in a women’s cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes. It is also common for pregnant women to undergo endoscopic procedures so that the fetus and amniotic sack can be examined before birth.
Tough endoscopic procedures are mostly associated with the medical field, there are other uses for endoscopes. City planners can use endoscopes in order to view a city’s underground sewer system. Many animal control units also own long endoscopes in order to help locate small animals that have become trapped in narrow pipes or drainage systems.
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