|Cap of a duodenoscope
examination this loose cap of
the duodenoscope fell off.
It obliterates the esophageal lumen
the cap is made of soft rubber, it
can be safely forwarded by pushing it
carefully to the stomach with the scope
itself. The cap is caught by means of a
transparent plastic overtube is inserted to the proximal esophagus to
protect it (and also the upper respiratory tract) from mucosal lesions
inflicted by sharp edges of foreign
bodies (i.e.:parts of dentures).
Aspiration of the cap into the trachea
is also prevented.