Technique of Colonoscopy

Anna M. Buchner, Michael B. Wallace

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Colonoscopy has been essential in the evaluation of colorectal symptoms and screening of colorectal cancer. Colonoscopy remains the gold standard for detecting and removal of colon polyps in hope of preventing colorectal cancer. This chapter will review the basic techniques of successful colonoscopy exam including colonoscopy intubation and extubation. It will also discuss the adjunctive imaging techniques such as chromoendoscopy and magnification endoscopy developed to help in detection of neoplastic lesions during the colonoscopy exam.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Subtitle of host publicationSmall and Large Intestine and Pancreas
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages45-52
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781405182744
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 31 2010

Keywords

  • Colonoscopy intubation
  • Colonoscopy technique
  • Colonoscopy withdrawal
  • Imaging technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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