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Endoscope ultrasound

Principle

Endoscope ultrasound is an exploratory test that combines an endoscopy (exploration with a camera) and an echograph (ultrasound examination).
An ultrasound probe is introduced, using an endoscope, close to the organ to be studied.
It is used to search for or explore problems in the digestive tract (EUS), the colon, the respiratory system (EBUS) or neighbouring organs.

 

Details of examination:

 

Preparation

You must have NIL BY MOUTH for 6 hours before the examination.
NIL BY MOUTH means nothing to eat, drink or smoke.
For a rectal endoscope ultrasound, a small wash (such as Laxavit ®) must be carried out 2 hours before the examination.

Duration

The examination lasts 10-20 minutes on average.
However, the procedure as a whole may last one hour.
Recovery time is also allowed after the examination, also lasting 1 hour.

Inconveniences

The examination is not painful.
You must be accompanied when you return home, because of the sedative given before the examination.

Contact

Gastroenterology department: (02) 764.28.23

 

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