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Which three structures are viewed during an egd?

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Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 31 years experience
More than three...: An esophagogastroduodenoscopy uses a flexible endoscope to visualize the patient's esophagus, stomach and duodenum. A great deal of information can be obtained during this 20 minute procedure, and biopsies can be performed as necessary.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
EGD.: An EGD is a diagnostic and therapeutic modality wherein a GI doctor puts a fiber optic scope down the throat of the patient, who is gently anesthetized, to,directly examine the esophagus, stomach and the beginning of the small intestines and to take biopsies of potentially abnormal findings or treat areas of bleeding or narrowing.
Last updated Nov 26, 2015


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