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Gastroscopy

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Contributor(s):

Ken Harkin

James Simpson


Introduction

Uses

Advantages

  • Non-invasive technique requiring no surgical intervention.
  • Well-tolerated by sick dogs which would be unsuitable for laparotomy.
  • Requires only light general anesthesia - rapid recovery.
  • Good visualization of the gastric mucosa.
  • Follow-up examination well-tolerated and useful for assessing response to treatment

Disadvantages

  • Does not detect motility disorders.
  • Does not detect pyloric stenosis Stomach: pyloric stenosis.
  • Will not detect pathology lying under the mucosa.
  • Limited to stomach and descending duodenum.
  • Difficulty passing through pylorus in some cats and small dogs.
  • Cannot carry out surgical correction compared with laparotomy.
  • Expensive equipment.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Simpson J W (1996) Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. In: Manual of Canine and Feline Gastroenterology. D Thomas, J W Simpson & E J Hall (eds), BSAVA, Cheltenham. p 20.
  • Tams T R (1990) Small Animal Endoscopy. C V Mosby, St Louis.

Organisation(s)

  • Key-Med UK Ltd, Keymed House, Stock Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 5QH, UK.
  • Arnolds Veterinary Products, Cartmel Drive, Harlescott Shrewsbury SY1 3TB, UK.
  • Veterinary Endoscope Services, Alder House, High Road, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 7SA, UK.

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