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visual examination of the colon (with a colonoscope) from the cecum to the rectum

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Colonoscopic perforations: Etiology, diagnosis, and management.
It is now commonplace to hear educated persons discussing their recent colonoscopic experiences.
Laparoscopic repair of colonoscopic perforations: indications and guidelines.
Dysplasia, the earliest histologic manifestation of this process, plays an important role in cancer prevention by providing the first clinical alert that this sequence is underway and serving as an endpoint in colonoscopic surveillance of patients at high risk for CRC.
In a case series of 144 patients from whom 190 polyps were removed during laparoscopically monitored colonoscopic polypectomy (LMCP), only 4% required conversion to full-thickness resection, said Dr.
In a survey of outpatients, Leard et al (39) reported that colonoscopic screening was preferred to sigmoidoscopy or barium enema.
Colonoscopic biopsy specimens showed acute and chronic inflammation with numerous eosinophils and poorly formed granulomas with giant cells surrounding organisms that were morphologically consistent with fungal elements that stain positively with periodic acid-Schiff and Grocott-Gomori methenamine-silver stains.
This strategy should reduce colorectal cancer mortality and efficiently use colonoscopic resources," said Dr.
We investigated prevalence and potential determinants of mutant K-ras in stool (analyzed by mutant-enriched PCR and allele-specific hybridization reaction) in a large sample of unselected older adults and assessed the association with colonoscopic findings.
The most common colonoscopic findings were colon polyps and hemorrhoids.
The burgeoning literature indicates that colonoscopy makes a successful diagnosis 80%-90% of the time and that a bleeding source amenable to colonoscopic intervention is identified about 10%-15% of the time, said Dr.
We consecutively recruited 25 patients with CRC and 77 patients with negative colonoscopic findings at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN).
Colonoscopic examination revealed a stenotic, rigid sigmoid and an ulcerated stenotic lesion at the hepatic angle.