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Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

  • P. H. Wiesel
  • J. Hess
  • G. Dorta
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Abstract

Colonoscopy is currently the examination of choice for evaluating diseases of the colon, sigmoid, rectum, and terminal ileum. The examination is tolerated as well as barium enemas. In addition to the improved diagnostic capability of colonoscopy compared to barium enemas, endoscopy has the advantage of allowing small lesions to be treated during the diagnostic procedure [9,29,48].

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