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I am having a endoscopy what will happen will i be put to sleep i am a child.?

im going to alder hey childrens hospital to have it done has any1 else ever had one of these done at alder hey ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Endoscopy means looking inside and refers to looking inside the human body for medical reasons. (Endoscopy, using a borescope, is also used in engineering and techical situations such as the inspection of nuclear fuel elements, aircraft or engines where direct line-of-sight observation is not feasible.)

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    1 Overview

    2 Components

    3 Types

    4 History

    5 Risks

    6 Recent developments

    7 See also

    8 References

    9 External links

    [edit] Overview

    Endoscopy is a minimally-invasive diagnostic medical procedure used to evaluate the interior surfaces of an organ by inserting a small tube into the body, often, but not necessarily, through a natural body opening. Through the scope one is able to see lesions and other surface conditions.

    The instrument may have a rigid or a flexible tube and not only provide an image, for visual inspection and photography, but also enable taking biopsies and retrieval of foreign objects. Endoscopy is the vehicle for minimally invasive surgery.

    Many endoscopic procedures are relatively painless and, at worst, associated with mild discomfort although patients are sedated for most procedures. Complications are rare but can include perforation of the organ under inspection with the endoscope or biopsy instrument. If that occurs open surgery may be required to repair the injury.

    [edit] Components

    One can distinguish:

    the endoscope itself consisting of either a rigid or flexible tube containing one or more optical fibre systems and, possibly, a channel for mechanical devices (see below).

    a light delivery system to illuminate the organ or object under inspection. The light source is normally outside the body and the light is typically directed via an optical fiber system.

    a lens system transmitting the image to the viewer from the fiberscope.

    in operative endoscopes (human or veterinary), an additional channel to allow entry of medical instruments to biopsy or to facilitate tissue and other operations.

    [edit] Types

    Endoscopic equipment can be used to visualize and collect specimens from:

    The gastrointestinal tract (GI tract):

    esophagus, stomach and duodenum (esophagogastroduodenoscopy)

    small intestine, conventional enteroscopy can visualize the proximal small bowel; double balloon enteroscopy or wireless capsule endoscopy can view the entire bowel

    colon (colonoscopy), the endoscope is used to examine the colon.

    sigmoid colon: (proctosigmoidoscopy)

    Bile duct

    endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), an endoscope is used to introduce radiographic contrast medium into the bile ducts so they can be visualized on x-ray.

    duodenoscope-assisted cholangiopancreatoscopy

    intraoperative cholangioscopy

    The respiratory tract

    The nose (rhinoscopy)

    The lower respiratory tract (bronchoscopy)

    The urinary tract (cystoscopy)

    The female reproductive system

    The cervix (colposcopy)

    The uterus (hysteroscopy)

    The Fallopian tubes (Falloscopy)

    Normally closed body cavities (through a small incision):

    The abdominal or pelvic cavity (laparoscopy)

    The interior of a joint (arthroscopy)

    Organs of the chest (thoracoscopy and mediastinoscopy)

    During pregnancy

    The amnion (amnioscopy)

    The fetus (fetoscopy)

    Plastic Surgery

    Non-medical uses for endoscopy

    The planning and architectural community have found the endoscope useful for pre-visualization of scale models of proposed buildings and cities (architectural endoscopy)

    Internal inspection of complex technical systems (borescope)

    [edit] History

    The first endoscope, of a kind, was developed in 1806 by Philip Bozzini with his introduction of a "Lichtleiter" (light conductor) "for the examinations of the canals and cavities of the human body". However, the Vienna Medical Society disapproved of such curiosity. Apparently an endoscope was first introduced into a human in 1822 by William Beaumont, an army surgeon at Mackinac Island, Michigan. The use of electric light was a major step in the improvement of endoscopy. The first such lights were external. Later smaller bulbs became available, making internal light possible, for instance in a hysteroscope by David in 1908. Jacobeus has been given credit for early endoscopic explorations of the abdomen and the thorax with "laparoscopy" (1912) and "thoracoscopy" (1910). Laparoscopy was used in the diagnosis of liver and gallbladder disease by the German Heinz Kalk in the 1930s. Hope reported in 1937 on the use of laparoscopy to diagnose ectopic pregnancy. In 1944 Raoul Palmer placed his patients in the Trendelenburg position after gaseuos distention of the abdomen and thus was able to reliably perform gynecologic laparoscopy.

    For diagnostic endoscopy Basil Hirschowitz invented a superior glass fiber for flexible endoscopes. The technology resulted in not only the first useful medical endoscope, but the invention revolutionized other endoscopic uses and led to practical fiberoptics.

    Surgery as well as examination did not begin until the late 1970s and then only with young and 'healthy' patients. By 1980 laparoscopy training was required by gynecologists to perform tubal ligation procedures and diagnostic evaluations of the pelvis. The first laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed in 1984 and the first video-laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1987. During the 1990s laparoscopic surgery was extended to the appendix, spleen, colon, stomach, kidney, and liver.

    [edit] Risks

    Physical: Introduction of unsterilised instruments into the body is always a possibility. Inexpert handling of the endoscope, both rigid and flexible, or the equipment supported by it can lead to punctured organs with variable effects.

    Dyes: Contrast agents or dyes (such as those used in a CT scan) are used to allow the physician to image the organs but they can cause allergic reactions. Iodine is a component of one of these dyes and, if the patient is allergic to shellfish, there will be a risk with the dye. Also, the dyes can be harmful to the kidneys. If your kidneys have poor function, the dye could cause renal failure. If there is such a risk the physician needs to be questioned about the necessity of the procedure. The patient should also ask about how to promote flushing the dye and how to recover from kidney damage. Patients on dialysis should be dialyzed after the procedure to flush out the dyes.

    Sedation: Experienced anesthesiologists will provide sedation only in an "as needed" amount to keep the patient comfortable. Oversedation can result in dangerously low blood pressure and nausea and vomiting. Nausea and vomiting are especially dangerous as these prevent the patient from drinking to flush the dyes out of the kidneys.

    [edit] Recent developments

    With the application of robotic systems, telesurgery was introduced as the surgeon could operate from a site physically removed from the patient. The first transatlantic surgery has been called the Lindbergh Operation.

    [edit] See also



    robotic surgery

    [edit] References

    Siegler AM, Kemmann E: Hysteroscopy. Obstet Gynecol Survey 30:567-88, 1975.

    Armin Gärtner; medical technics and information technologie, Band II. Medizintechnik und Informationstechnologie, Band II. ISBN 3-8249-0941-3.

    [edit] External links

    Gastrolab Endoscopic images of the intestinal tract]

    Affordable Endoscopes

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  • 1 decade ago

    Endoscopy is the direct visual examination of any part of the inside of the body, using an endoscope. This is a long, tube-like optical viewing instrument with a lens and light source. It is used to view the internal body organs. It may be inserted through the mouth, anus or small cut in the skin, which the endoscope can then be passed through. It is a painless procedure.

    Please see the webpages for more details on Endoscopy.

  • 1 decade ago

    They might put you to sleep a while to finish it. Again, that is optional. Take care kiddo.

  • 1 decade ago

    you will be put to sleep but not a deep regular surgery. but they won't feel a thing

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