Transnasal esophagoscopy (TE) is a new diagnostic technique that provides the opportunity for ENT specialists to examine the aerodigestif tract, from the nasal vestibulum until the cardia, at the outpatient clinic, with topical local anesthesia and without the need for sedation. Purpose: To obtain data of transnasal esophagoscopy in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital. Cases: Reported 32 patients which had undergone transnasal esophagoscopy from February 2014 to March 2015, consisted of 20 male and 12 female, age ranged between 11-82 years. Most chief complaints were difficulty of swallowing in 18 patients. Most common indications of TE were dysphagia, globus or reflux in 12 patients. Most common diagnosis was achalasia esophagus in 7 patients. Methods: The evidence based literature were searched from EBSCO Host Medline, Cochrane and Pubmed Medline database according to clinical question. After filtered with inclusion and exclusion criteria, we found 2 journals that relevant to our case. Results: From the journals, we found reports of serial cases of transnasal esophagoscopy on patiens with aerodigestive problems. Conclusion: Transnasal esophagoscopy provides an 'one stop' diagnosis service, reducing diagnostic delays, the need for endoscopy under general anaesthesia and barium swallows.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2017|
- Transnasal esophagoscopy, rigid esophagoscopy, transoral esophagoscopy, topical local anesthesia