Vol 1 No 1 (2018): Current Issue
Short Communication

Syringe Mouth-Guard for Oesophagogastroscopy (OGD) with Restricted Oral Access

Banerjee AK
Honorary Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Goggin PS
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Department of Gastroenterology, Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Published July 9, 2018
Keywords
  • Oesophagogastroscopy,
  • Safety,
  • Dental,
  • Mouth,
  • Protection

Abstract

Endoscopy mouth-guards are available in a range of sizes to protect the patient’s mouth and teeth, as well as the endoscope, in Oesophagogastroscopy (OGD). Although they are available in a range of sizes which cover the vast majority of procedures, they are too large in a small number of patients with restricted oral access. This short technical note describes the use of a cut flange end of a 10 ml syringe which can be adapted as a safe mouth guard for adult oesophogastroscopy.