Transnasal gastroscopy—lesson from a plumberBMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b336 (Published 25 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b336
- Indrajit Tiwari, endoscopist, St Michael’s Hospital, Braintree, Essex
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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