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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Hamid Qazi, MD, BSc [2] Amresh Kumar MD [3]


Unsedated esophagoscopy and capsule esophagoscopy may be helpful in the diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus.

Other Imaging Findings

Unsedated Esophagoscopy

  • Aaerosolized 14% benzocaine is instilled into the oropharynx for 3 seconds.
  • 4.9 mm diameter flexible endoscope with a 2 mm working channel is passed transnasally through the nasal turbinate into the oropharynx, hypopharynx, esophagus, and stomach.

Capsule Esophagoscopy

  • The esophageal capsule is swallowed and allows for capture of 14 images per second by using two optical domes.[3][4]
  • Patient takes sips of water every 30 seconds during the 3 minutes with the patient lying in the right lateral supine position which provides better visualization of the z-line.


  1. Wilkins, T. (2005). "Office-Based Unsedated Ultrathin Esophagoscopy in a Primary Care Setting". The Annals of Family Medicine. 3 (2): 126–130. doi:10.1370/afm.262. ISSN 1544-1709.
  2. Jobe, Blair A.; Hunter, John G.; Chang, Eugene Y.; Kim, Charles Y.; Eisen, Glenn M.; Robinson, Jedediah D.; Diggs, Brian S.; O'Rourke, Robert W.; Rader, Anne E.; Schipper, Paul; Sauer, David A.; Peters, Jeffrey H.; Lieberman, David A.; Morris, Cynthia D. (2006). "Office-Based Unsedated Small-Caliber Endoscopy Is Equivalent to Conventional Sedated Endoscopy in Screening and Surveillance for Barrett's Esophagus: A Randomized and Blinded Comparison". The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 101 (12): 2693–2703. doi:10.1111/j.1572-0241.2006.00890.x. ISSN 0002-9270.
  3. Delvaux, Michel; Gay, Gérard (2008). "Capsule endoscopy: Technique and indications". Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology. 22 (5): 813–837. doi:10.1016/j.bpg.2008.06.003. ISSN 1521-6918.
  4. De Jonge, Pieter J. F.; Van Eijck, Brechje C.; Geldof, Han; Bekkering, Frank C.; Essink-Bot, Marie-Louise; Polinder, Suzanne; Kuipers, Ernst J.; Siersema, Peter D. (2009). "Capsule endoscopy for the detection of oesophageal mucosal disorders: a comparison of two different ingestion protocols". Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. 43 (7): 870–877. doi:10.1080/00365520801908878. ISSN 0036-5521.

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