Link of Video Abstract: https://youtu.be/nk1qtXzfl7I
Background: Transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE) is a small-caliber flexible esophagoscopy technique with the same diagnostic accuracy as conventional esophagoscopy. In addition, this technique is safer than any other technique and has patient tolerance. This study aims to analyze and evaluate the TNE procedure in patients.
Methods: a retrospective approach was used in this study by taking data from the activity register of the broncho-eschatology division of the outpatient unit of ORL-HNS Dr. Soetomo General Academic Hospital. TNE report book and patient medical records were collected to have the data. The observation period was from 2013 to 2017. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 25.0 for Windows.
Results: patients met the inclusion and exclusion criteria were 99 patients, with a male-to-female ratio of 2.3: 1. Most endoscopic findings were normal esophagus (56.57%). Existing abnormal findings included esophageal stenosis (18.18%), esophageal mucosal lesions (14.14%), and esophageal tumors (11.11%). TNE examination complications were found to be 1%.
Conclusion: TNE is widely used in patients aged 51-60, with dysphagia, reflux or Globus as the most common indications. TNE is quite safe to do in an outpatient hospital setting.