Transnasal gastroscopy—lesson from a plumber

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 25 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b336
  1. Indrajit Tiwari, endoscopist, St Michael’s Hospital, Braintree, Essex
  1. itiwari{at}

    Transnasal oesophagogastroduodenoscopy (OGD) is a new technique for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy using a thinner endoscope passed through the nose rather than the traditional route through the mouth. These endoscopes are about 6 mm in diameter, similar to a bronchoscope. We have been using this method since July 2007. Because of its …

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