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colonoscopy

[‚kō·lə′näs·kə·pē]
(medicine)
Visual examination of the inner surface of the colon by means of an endoscope.
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For example, if in the evaluation of the positive results of Hemocult screening, colonscopy, sigmoidscopy and double contrast barium enema were to be used, one might expect complications (perforation or hemorrhage) once in 300-900 subjects investigated (76).
Colonscopy, which is usually an outpatient procedure, may required special consideration in an elderly person who cannot perform an adequate preparation as an outpatient.
Aimed at health-care professionals who are interested in learning more about colonscopy (though also useful for the experienced gastroenterologist), this atlas begins with a very detailed guide to equipment and examination techniques, complete with three-dimensional computerized views of scope positioning, photographs demonstrating how to apply pressure over each colon section, and illustrations demonstrating loop techniques.
Soebiandono said Suharto refused to receive ''heavy'' medical treatment such as a colonscopy, which is mainly used to look for early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum.
My daughter (in her 50s) had an onslaught of flatulence, and after determining everything was okay per colonscopy, she started eating yogurt with live cultures and acidophilus.
Lynn still gets check-ups and bravely agreed for a video to be made of her latest colonscopy.