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Descriptor English:   Endoscopy 
Descriptor Spanish:   Endoscopía 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Endoscopia 
Synonyms English:   Endoscopic Surgical Procedure
Endoscopic Surgical Procedures
Endoscopy, Surgical
Procedure, Endoscopic Surgical
Procedures, Endoscopic Surgical
Surgical Endoscopy
Surgical Procedure, Endoscopic
Surgical Procedures, Endoscopic  
Tree Number:   E01.370.388.250
Definition English:   Procedures of applying ENDOSCOPES for disease diagnosis and treatment. Endoscopy involves passing an optical instrument through a small incision in the skin i.e., percutaneous; or through a natural orifice and along natural body pathways such as the digestive tract; and/or through an incision in the wall of a tubular structure or organ, i.e. transluminal, to examine or perform surgery on the interior parts of the body. 
Indexing Annotation English:   general or unspecified; prefer specifics; / instrum permitted but consider also ENDOSCOPES
See Related English:   Endoscopes
History Note English:   1963 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AE adverse effects CL classification
EC economics ED education
ES ethics HI history
IS instrumentation LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods MO mortality
NU nursing PX psychology
RH rehabilitation ST standards
SN statistics & numerical data TD trends
VE veterinary  
Record Number:   4805 
Unique Identifier:   D004724 

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