Gastroscopia

El procedimiento denominado gastroscopia consiste en ubicar un endoscopio (un pequeño tubo flexible con una cámara y luz) dentro del estómago y duodeno para buscar anormalidades. Se puede obtener muestras de tejido para determinar la presencia de la bacteria H. pylori, causante de muchas úlceras pépticas. Las úlceras sangrantes activas también se pueden cauterizar (los vasos sanguíneos se sellan con un instrumento que quema) durante el procedimiento de gastroscopia.Gastroscopia

Revision

Last reviewed 8/11/2011 by George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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