The endoscopic procedure is used in a variety of interventions like the removal of a meniscus, a bladder tumor, polyps (stomach, colon, nasal ...), the removal of hypertrophy of the prostate, the treatment of certain cases of infertility, etc. It is also used in an emergency, for example during gastrointestinal bleeding to coagulate bleeding vessels, or to remove foreign bodies in the bronchi or esophagus. The most common applications of operative endoscopy of the abdominal cavity (laparoscopy), endoscopic joints (arthroscopy).
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