chromoendoscopy

noun
chro·​mo·​en·​dos·​co·​py | \ ˌkrō-mō-en-ˈdä-skə-pē How to pronounce chromoendoscopy (audio) \
variants: also chromoscopy \ krō-​ˈmä-​skə-​pē How to pronounce chromoendoscopy (audio) \
plural chromoendoscopies

Medical Definition of chromoendoscopy

: a technique involving the topical application of stains or dyes (such as methylene blue, crystal violet, or Congo red) to tissues especially of the esophagus and gastrointestinal tract during endoscopic examination to enhance and facilitate detection and identification of abnormal cell growth (as that related to Barrett's esophagus, chronic ulcerative colitis, or cancers of the stomach, or colon) Newer endoscopic techniques that are gaining acceptance, such as chromoendoscopy … may better delineate suspicious mucosal patterns and improve the detection of dysplasia.— Silvio Danese and Claudio Fiocchi, The New England Journal of Medicine, 3 Nov. 2011

Other Words from chromoendoscopy

chromoendoscopic \ ˌkrō-​mō-​ˌen-​də-​ˈskä-​pik How to pronounce chromoendoscopy (audio) \ also chromoscopic \ ˌkrō-​mə-​ˈskä-​pik How to pronounce chromoendoscopy (audio) \ adjective
chromoendoscopic methods chromoendoscopic colonoscopy

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“Chromoendoscopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chromoendoscopy. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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