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IP Indian Journal of Anatomy and Surgery of Head, Neck and Brain

Transnasal oesophagoscopy - A study of its advantages and limitations

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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: M K. Gupta,Manisha Upadhya*,Anand Bihari

Volume : 5

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-5229

Print ISSN : 2581-5210

Article First Page : 26

Article End Page : 28


Transnasal oesophagoscopy is a convenient method for doing oesophagoscopy. It is done by a thin 5.9 mm diameter flexible endoscope through nasal passage.1 Patient tolerates this procedure very well. No sedation is required for this procedure. Only nose is anaesthetized locally by xylocaine 2%, and decongested by xylometazoline. No xylocaine sray is needed for throat, as some patients do not tolerate is throat numbness and feel dyspnic.2 TNE procedure takes shorter time and alleviates the diagnostic delay. This procedure can be done for diagnosing various pathologies of oesophagus, can be used for screening of barrate, s oesophagus. Biopsy can be done easily by 2mm channel.

Keywords: TNE, Unsedated endoscopy, Transoral endoscopy.

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