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colonoscopy

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(kō″lŏ-nos′kŏ-pē )

[colon + -scopy]
Visualization of the lower gastrointestinal tract. The procedure usually consists of the insertion of a flexible endoscope through the anus to inspect the entire colon and terminal ileum. The procedure detects polyps in 5% to 10% of screened patients and cancer in about 0.5% to 1.0%. Because these lesions can be removed during the examination, it is a proven, effective means of reducing the risk of death from colorectal cancers.
colonoscopic (kō-lon″ŏ-skop′ik ), adj.
SEE: coloscopy; SEE: colon for illus.


Descriptive text is not available for this imageAbout 0.3% to 0.5% of patients who undergo colonoscopy suffer serious complications, such as bowel perforation. The risk increases in older patients.

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Colonoscopy." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/734162/all/colonoscopic.
Colonoscopy. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/734162/all/colonoscopic. Accessed August 21, 2019.
Colonoscopy. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/734162/all/colonoscopic
Colonoscopy [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 August 21]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/734162/all/colonoscopic.
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