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Colonoscopy


  • No abnormalities of structure or mucosal surface are observed in the colon or terminal ileum.

  • Using intravenous sedation, the endoscope is inserted into the rectum and passed through the sigmoid, descending, transverse, and ascending colon, cecum, distal ileum.
  • The lumen is visualized and tissue specimens may be collected for cytology examination.

  • To identify and biopsy abnormal tissue in the colon and terminal ileum
  • To investigate the cause of Chronic Diarrhea, locate the source of GI bleeding
  • To evaluate the colon for recurrent polyps or malignant growth


  • Massive bleeding
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Stricture
  • Peritonitis
  • Bowel perforation
  • Recent acute cardiopulmonary disease
  • Recent pelvic or colon surgery
  • Large aortic or iliac aneurysm
  • Pregnancy, second or third trimester
  • Uncooperative behavior
  • Retained barium
  • Failure to maintain pretest dietary restrictions











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