Modern “endoscopy” is relatively young, but the concept of looking inside body cavities to diagnose ailments is an ancient concept. Its development was truly limited by entry and cavity expansion techniques, illumination of interior spaces, and technological development of instrumentation to enhance visualization. In order to understand the current status of these tremendously valuable techniques, it is important to review its origins and progress over time.
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