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Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, known also as upper GI en-doscopy or esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), is the method of choice for examining the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. In one sitting, it permits the gross visual inspection of the upper gastrointestinal tract, the collection of tissue and fluid samples, as well as elective and emergency therapeutic interventions. It can be performed quickly and safely with good patient tolerance and without extensive patient preparations. The requirements in terms of equipment and operator proficiency are relatively modest.

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