ISSN 2398-2950      

Flexible endoscopy

ffelis
Contributor(s):

Ed Hall

James Simpson


Introduction

Uses

  • A minimally invasive method of visualizing and examining the mucosal surface of the gastrointestinal, respiratory and urinary tracts.

Advantages

  • Minimally invasive technique.
  • Well-tolerated by the patient.
  • Requires only light anesthesia.
  • Good visualization of the mucosa.
  • Able to collect biopsy samples Endoscopy: sampling equipment for histological examination.
  • Follow up procedures well-tolerated and permit progress to be monitored.
  • Minor surgical corrections possible.
  • Foreign body retrieval possible.

Disadvantages

  • Not possible to examine the entire gastrointestinal tract.
  • Lesions deeper than the mucosa will be missed.
  • Limited ability to carry out surgical corrections.
  • Equipment is expensive.
  • Requires high level of technical skill.
Print off the owners factsheet Endoscopy - the inside story Endoscopy - the inside story to give to your client.

Requirements

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Preparation

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Procedure

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Aftercare

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Outcomes

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Prognosis

  • Procedure unlikely to affect patient adversely.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Thomas D, Simpson J W & Hall E J (eds) (1996) BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Gastroenterology. 1st edn.
  • Tams T R (1990) Small Animal Endoscopy. Mosby Books, St Louis.

Related Images

Want more related items, why not
contact us

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We have an ever growing content library on Vetlexicon so if you ever find we haven't covered something that you need please fill in the form below and let us know!

 
 
 
 

To show you are not a Bot please can you enter the number showing adjacent to this field

 Security code