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[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.
About 0.3% to 0.5% of patients who undergo colonoscopy suffer serious complications, such as bowel perforation. The risk increases in older patients.
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/colonoscopy.
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/colonoscopy. Accessed October 19, 2019.
Colonoscopy. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/734162/all/colonoscopy
Colonoscopy [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 19]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/734162/all/colonoscopy.
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