Endoscopy 1982; 14(1): 19-21
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1021565

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Effectiveness of the Small-Diameter Panendoscope in Diagnosing Cancers of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract

M. Nishizawa, K. Nomoto, T. Hosoi, T. Okada, K. Yamada, T. Makino, T. Shiga
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Cancer Detection Center, Tokyo, Japan
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17. März 2008 (online)


Small-diameter panendoscopes are becoming more popular for use especially in screening programs for cancer. A comparison of four different types of endoscopes clearly demonstrates that all the instruments meet the requirements for an adequate examination of all parts of the upper GI-tract. In addition a questionnaire of patients already examined shows the good acceptance of the small-diameter panendoscopes.