endoscopy

endoscopy
Examination of the interior of a canal or hollow viscus by means of a special instrument, such as an endoscope. [see endoscope]
- peroral e. visual examination of interior sections of the body by introduction of an instrument (an endoscope) through the mouth; examples include esophagoscopy, gastroscopy, bronchoscopy.
- virtual e. computed tomographic data reconstructed in 3 dimensions to give information similar to that obtained with e..

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en·dos·co·py (en-dosґkə-pe) visual inspection of any cavity of the body by means of an endoscope.

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