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Gastroscopy. Surgeon performing an endoscopy (gastroscopy) examination of a woman's stomach using an endoscope. A surgical technician is helping to feed the endoscope down her throat and into her stomach. The patient's mouth is being held open by a yellow retractor. The image obtained by the endoscope is on the screen at upper centre. The surgeon can control the endoscope and any surgical attachments by using the device in his hand at upper right. An endoscope is a flexible fibre optic cable through which internal cavities can be viewed. This technique can be used for diagnosis and surgery.
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