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What is the difference between endoscopy and colonoscopy?

What is the difference between endoscopy and colonoscopy?

The difference: Is usually endoscopy refers to an upper scoping procedure through the mouth, esophagus, stomach and first portion of your duodenum or small intestine. Colonoscopy evaluates the colon or large intestine and performed through the anus. ...Read more

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Bronchoscopy (Definition)

Bronchoscopy is a procedure to visually examine inside of the airways (trachea, bronchii). This can be done using a rigid bronchoscope or flexible fiber-optic scope. It can be used to obtain samples such as washings (bal) and biopsies for diagnosis. There are also therapeutic interventions ...Read more


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What is the main difference between bronchoscopy and endoscopy?

What is the main difference between bronchoscopy and endoscopy?

Lung vs gi tract: Bronchoscopy is the study where they look into your lungs with a bronchoscope. Endocopy, a non-specific term, usually refers to the procedure of looking into your GI tract (stomach, intestines). But, in general, endoscopy is any study that looks inside your body, so a bronchoscopy is a type of an endoscopy... ...Read more

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What is the difference between colonoscopy and upper enoscopy?

What is the difference between colonoscopy and upper enoscopy?

Colonoscopy vs.EGD: Technically, a colonoscopy is a form of "endoscopy" but typically, endoscopy is used to refer to upper endoscopy or egd. Egd is to look at the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, while colonoscopy is for the large intestine. ...Read more

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Difference between proctoscope and sigmoidoscope?

About 40 cm: Proctoscope is a rigid scope 25 cm long, and a sigmoidoscope is flexible and about 65 cm in length. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a colonoscopy and an endoscopy?

What's the difference between a colonoscopy and an endoscopy?

Can be same: A colonoscopy is a form of endoscopy of the colon. There is also an upper endoscopy of the esophagus and stomach. Both use a lighted flexible scope to see the inside lining of the structure being examined. ...Read more

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Difference between pheonima and bronchitis?

Difference between pheonima and bronchitis?

Location: If you think of your lungs as an upside down tree, the pneumonia is an infection of the leaves & twigs that attach them to the limbs. A bronchitis is an infection in the larger & smaller limbs before you get to the leaves. There is a bit of overlap in locations but that is how the words are used. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a flexible sigmoidoscopy and an endoscopy?

What is the difference between a flexible sigmoidoscopy and an endoscopy?

Flex sig is: a type of endoscopy, but generally flex sig looks at the lower third of your colon, an office procedure, and endoscopy usually implies looking down your esophagus into stomach and first portion of small bowel and usually requires outpatient facility and sedation ...Read more

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Difference between laryngectomy and tracheostomy?

Difference between laryngectomy and tracheostomy?

Big: Tracheostomy is opening made through neck into trachea through which patient can breathe ... Laryngectomy is removal of the larynx (or voice box) ... All patients with laryngectomy will get permanent tracheostomy ... But can get temporary tracheostomy without laryngectomy ... ...Read more

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What is the difference between the flexible endoscopy and rigid endoscopy that the ENT uses?

What is the difference between the flexible endoscopy and rigid endoscopy that the ENT uses?

Bends or not: Rigid endoscopy used by ENT and other end Proctologist - only goes down 20cm or so. Flexible- is fiber optic scope, can get better angle and view, also used for looking inside nose, lungs, colon, and stomach. They come in different sizes. ...Read more

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Difference betwee bronscopy and CT with contrast?

Difference betwee bronscopy and CT with contrast?

The: Ct looks for an radiological finding that suggests abnormality and a brochoscopy actually looks at the living tissue with a camera and often takes a biopsy to send for pathology. Ct can be used to get a biopsy as well with a guided needle. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a colonoscopy and a PillCam capsule endoscopy?

What is the difference between a colonoscopy and a PillCam capsule endoscopy?

Direct vision vs. TV: In colonoscopy a scope is passed retrograde up the colon after cleansing with a bowel prep. Air inflation dilates the bowel to aid visualization. With the pill camera, the pill or capsule is swallowed and as it passes the pylorus to the small bowel, a TV image is transmitted to a camera and the passage of the pill is video copied to review any findings and visualize any small bowel lesions. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between an chest X-ray and CT scan?

Whats the difference between an chest X-ray and CT scan?

Both use x-rays: A chest ct is a very detailed look at the lung, blood vessels, heart and bony thorax. It takes very thin (3-5mm) slices which allows for detailed analysis of lung structure. The chest x-ray takes a 3-d structure and collapses it to 2-d. This still provides very detailed information of the chest, but can lead to overlap -- sometimes requiring additional views or a ct scan to clear things up. ...Read more

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What's the difference between COPD and bronchitis?

What's the difference between COPD and bronchitis?

Chr. Vrs. Acute: COPD is caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma. Chronic bronchitis means cough and increased sputum at least for three consecutive months. Acute bronchitis is recent cough sometimes caused by viruses or bacteria associated to increase in sputum production with or without wheezing or shortness of breath which may not be associated to COPD even though copders have multiple exacerbations. ...Read more

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What is the difference between CT and xray?

What is the difference between CT and xray?

Contrast: An xray (also called radiograph) is done by sending xrays through a body part but only in one projection so there is overlap of body parts and contrast is not very good. Ct also uses xrays but the final cross-sectional image (slice) is reconstructed from a combination of xrays shot from multiple directions/projections; therefore, there is no overlap of body parts and much better contrast. ...Read more

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Difference between larynx and pharynx?

Difference between larynx and pharynx?

Adjacent structures: The two are adjacent anatomical structures. In simple terms, the larynx is the voice box and the pharynx is the throat passage. Of course this is a simplified description. ...Read more

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What is difference between colonoscopy and barium enema in terms of information?

What is difference between colonoscopy and barium enema in terms of information?

Significant : Colonoscopy is a direct look at the lining of the colon vs an indirect x-ray shadow of a barium enema (be). If something is seen on a colonoscopy, it can be treated or biopsied. The be can miss things in the rectum and should include a flex sig to evaluate that area. You are sedated for a colonoscopy. No sedation for a be. Both are acceptable measures for colon cancer screening. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chest CT and cardiac CT?

What is the difference between chest CT and cardiac CT?

Chest Ct : Standard chest Ct covers the entire chest, from the top of the lungs to below the diaphragms, and can be performed with our without contrast. Cardiac CT is a specialized technique using dynamic contrast enhancement and ultra thin slices to generate detailed pictures of the coronary arteries and heart. There is limited evaluation of the rest of the chest, however. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an air contrast barium enema and a colonoscopy?

What is the difference between an air contrast barium enema and a colonoscopy?

Imaging vs looking: A Barium Enema is performed by a radiologist by flowing contrast solution into the colon and then taking x-rays of the abdomen after the lining of the intestine has been coated. Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy is performed by a gastroenterologist who uses a flexible scope and camera to look directly into the colon at the intestinal lining. ...Read more

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Difference between laproscopy and hysteroscopy?

Difference between laproscopy and hysteroscopy?

It is where the telescope goes: Laparoscopy goes in the abdomen to look at the abdomen and the pelvis hysteroscopy looks inside the vagina the cervix and uterus. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...Read more