Breathing during endoscopy


I am havng a general anaesthetic endoscopy. how will they keep me breathing if they need to use my throat for the camera to go down?

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Deepak Anvekar

A person normally breathes through the windpipe, which is situated in front of the food pipe.

Any endoscopy of the GI tract, involves introducing the endoscope into the food pipe, and as such the breathing is not affected.

If complete anesthesia is indicated, and if there is a need endotracheal intubation can be done to maintain ventilation during the procedure.

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