Nowadays it is an essential demand of the surgeon to make a correct preoperative diagnosis, that is a precondition of optimal operation. Unfortunately it cannot be clarified in each case, what is the location and extension of the alteration, or surgeon finds an unexpected disease during the operation. In similar cases the authors make an intraoperative upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and/or colonoscopy. During these procedures, the identification of the reason of bleeding and in some cases polypoid lesions were found. Over the past few years 16 examinations have been carried out. The examination influenced the course of the operation in each case advantageously. Therefore, the diagnostic repertoire can also be extended by this method. This is, why preoperative endoscopy is of primary importance.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Acta Chirurgica Hungarica|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
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