sonde enteroscopy


sonde enteroscopy
an older type of enteroscopy using a sonde that has a balloon on the tip so that it advances by peristalsis into the distal jejunum and the ileum; it visualizes while it is being slowly withdrawn.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • enteroscope — A speculum for inspecting the inside of the intestine in operative cases. [entero + G. skopeo, to view] * * * n. an illuminated optical instrument used to inspect the interior of the small intestine. The image is transmitted through a fibreoptic… …   Medical dictionary

  • enteroscope — n. an illuminated optical instrument used to inspect the interior of the small intestine. The image is transmitted through a fibreoptic bundle or by a tiny video camera. The push type, about 280 cm long and of variable stiffness, is introduced by …   The new mediacal dictionary


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