One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
- ‘The rigid oesophagoscope has been in use in one form or another since its introduction in 1881.’
- ‘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.’
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