Definition of esophagoscope in US English:



  • An instrument for the inspection or treatment of the esophagus.

    • ‘An esophagoscope is inserted through the mouth or nose and down the throat into the esophagus.’
    • ‘A foreign body of the esophagus is removed more safely with a rigid esophagoscope and under general anesthesia.’
    • ‘Retrieval of the safety pin from the stomach was performed by passing a rigid oesophagoscope into the stomach.’
    • ‘The rigid oesophagoscope has been in use in one form or another since its introduction in 1881.’