Invasive exploratory methods

Endoscopic retrograde catheterization

Endoscopic retrograde catheterization What is catheterization? Endoscopic retrograde catheterization (ERC) of the biliary tract is both a diagnostic and therapeutic examination. A flexible tube, with a camera and a light at its end, is [...]

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Fibroscopy. What is fibroscopy ? This examination studies the mucous membranes of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine that follows the stomach). To do this, a cable a few millimeters in diameter - the endoscope [...]

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Echoendoscopy. What is echoendoscopy ? It is an examination which combines ultrasound and endoscopy, i.e. the ultrasound probe is brought, thanks to the endoscope, as close as possible to the organ to be studied: the wall of the oesophagus, stomach or duodenum. In what [...]

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Colonoscopy. What is a colonoscopy ? It is an operation - under general anaesthesia - which makes it possible to observe the internal walls of the colon: for that, a flexible tube, provided with a camera and a clip for the samples, is introduced there. […]

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