What is Enteroscopy?

An enteroscopy is a test that looks at the lining of your small intestine. An enteroscope is a light-emitting thin, flexible microscope. This test is used to detect disease and, if necessary, collect tissue samples for analysis (a biopsy). This procedure is typically carried out under local anaesthesia. This will numb the area and provide pain relief. A sedative may also be administered to help you relax. An endoscope is a thin, flexible tube with a video camera and light at one end that is inserted through your mouth and into your small intestine. A tissue sample (biopsy) can be obtained by passing a small biopsy tool through the endoscope. It will then be sent to be tested.


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