Timing of Lidocaine Spray for Upper Gastrointestinal System Endoscopy and Effect on Quality for Patients

Binnetoglu E., Akbal E., Kocak E., Koklu S., Gunes F.

ENDOSKOPIE HEUTE, vol.27, no.3, pp.163-166, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0034-1385236
  • Journal Name: ENDOSKOPIE HEUTE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.163-166
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: During the esophagogastroduodenoscopy the comfort of both the patient and the doctor performing the endoscopy topical anesthetic are used. However some discomfort from the use of topical anesthetics to suppress the gag reflex may be observed. We aimed to compare the effects of local spray given immediately with that given in the endoscopy waiting room in terms of oropharynx anesthesia, gag reflex, amount of secretion, endoscopy duration, and quality of the procedure.