Panendoscopy for throat cancer
Other parts of your nose, mouth and throat, including the trachea (windpipe) and esophagus, are also examined during this procedure. The doctor performing the procedure will look for any visible signs of a tumor. Doctors may use a special instrument through the scope to biopsy pieces of tissue that look potentially cancerous.
What is a panendoscopy?
Panendoscopy is a diagnostic test used to examine the upper digestive system, including the larynx, esophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine. In this exam, an individual is given general anesthesia in an operating room so that the entire region of the body can be closely inspected for cancer. Endoscopes are used to look at the back of the throat, larynx, esophagus and possibly the windpipe (trachea) and bronchi.