duodenoscope

noun

du·​o·​de·​no·​scope ˌd(y)ü-ə-ˈdē-nə-ˌskōp How to pronounce duodenoscope (audio)
: a long, flexible endoscope that is inserted through the mouth and is used to visually examine and pass instruments into the duodenum
The FDA issued a "safety communication" … warning that the design of duodenoscopes used in procedures known as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, may impede effective cleaning.JoNel Aleccia, The Seattle Times
duodenoscopy noun
plural duodenoscopies

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“Duodenoscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/duodenoscope. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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