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How is panendoscopy used to diagnose throat disorders?

Panendoscopy (a tube inserted through your mouth and each part of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum) is a sophisticated form of visual inspection that allows doctors to examine the throat thoroughly. It is a relatively involved procedure, and patients who undergo it will be put to sleep during the procedure. If cancer is suspected, the doctor will search for tumors, and may remove some tissue for a biopsy. Panendoscopy is similar to laryngoscopy, but involves a broader inspection.

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