Mitcham Pet Hospital

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Endoscope

An endoscope is like a long tube with a light and video camera on one end connected to a video monitor on the other. The endoscope allows us to see into parts of the body that we otherwise would not be able to look into. We can look down the throat into the large airways going to the lungs. We can look down the oesophagus into the stomach and part of the small intestine. It can be used as a proctoscope to look into the rectum and large bowel. To use the endoscope, the patient needs to be anaesthetised. The endoscope has special channels down the tube that enable us to grasp things with special forceps or take biopsies.

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