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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishendoscopeen‧do‧scope /ˈendəskəʊp $ -skoʊp/ noun [countable] medical 🔊 🔊 an instrument used by doctors who are performing a medical operation on someone. It is a very small camera with a powerful lens, which is pushed into the body through a very small hole and sends pictures back to the doctor.
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endoscopeIn addition, the procedure usually takes longer and an endoscope of a greater diameter is used when biliary stenting is performed.A third way, called an endoscope, uses the principle of total internal reflection which we saw in the demonstration.In 30 cases the first biopsy was taken using a fibreoptic endoscope.The indication for endoscopy was noted as well as the dose of sedation, the size of endoscope, and length of procedure.We recently handed over a paediatric endoscope, costing £1,200, to the unit.A skilled endoscopist is essential, but the equipment can be as simple as a standard endoscope and an injection needle.Laser treatment can be technically difficult, particularly in patients in whom the endoscope will not pass the stricture.