Unsedated endoscopy

Deepak Agrawal, Amitabh Chak

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The availability of newer small-caliber videoendoscopes makes unsedated endoscopy an attractive option for the screening of Barrett's esophagus, esophageal varices and gastric cancers. Unsedated endoscopy, via a transnasal or peroral route, is well tolerated, has a diagnostic accuracy similar to standard upper endoscopy and leads to substantial cost savings. Preconceived notions on the part of physicians as well as patients continue to be an obstacle to the wide spread acceptance of this procedure

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Subtitle of host publicationEsophagus and Stomach
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781444327311
ISBN (Print)9781405182737
StatePublished - Sep 29 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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