Instruments used in gastroenterology

This is a list of instruments used specially in Gastroenterology.

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Instrument list

Instrument Uses
GastroscopeUsed to perform esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD/OGD)
DuodenoscopeUsed to perform ERCP
Enteroscope Used to perform push enteroscopy
ColonoscopeUsed to perform colonoscopy
Flexible sigmoidoscopeUsed to perform flexible sigmoidoscopy
Rigid sigmoidoscope Used to perform rigid sigmoidoscopy
Ultrasound endoscope Used to perform endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
Video capsule Used to perform video capsule enteroscopy
Endoscopy snare Used to perform polypectomy and endoscopic foreign body removal
Band ligator Used to perform variceal band ligation
Sengstaken-Blakemore tube Used in the management of bleeding esophageal varices
Balloon dilator Used to perform esophageal balloon dilatation, pyloric dilatation or ileocolonic dilatation
Savary-Gilliard dilator Used to perform esophageal bougie dilatation
Heater probe Used to perform endoscopic heater probe thermocoagulation of bleeding blood vessels
APC unit Used to perform endoscopic Argon plasma coagulation
PEG tube Used to perform percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
Menghini needle or Tru-Cut needle Used to perform percutaneous liver biopsy

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