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co·lon·os·co·py

 (kō′lə-nŏs′kə-pē)
n. pl. co·lon·os·co·pies
Examination of the colon with a colonoscope. Also called coloscopy.

co•lon•os•co•py

(ˌkoʊ ləˈnɒs kə pi)
n., pl. -pies.
an examination of the colon by means of a flexible fiberoptic instrument (colonoscope) passed through the rectum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colonoscopy - visual examination of the colon (with a colonoscope) from the cecum to the rectum; requires sedation
endoscopy - visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope
Translations
colonoscopia

co·lon·os·co·py

, coloscopy
n. colonoscopía, examen de la superficie interna del colon a través del colonoscopio.

colonoscopy

n (pl -pies) colonoscopia; virtual — colonoscopia virtual
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Strategies used by the Southern District Health Board to decrease its colonscopy waiting list were shared.
Colonscopy is used to view the entire inner lining of the colon and the rectum.
At time of consultation, if colonscopy had been performed, mild UC would have been the diagnosis; at time of diagnosis, the patient met 4 of 8 criteria for severe UC despite missing data for other criteria (erythrocyte sedimentation rate was not checked, he was malnutritioned, and he was on a beta blocker potentially masking other criteria) (Table).
All we're saying is, with people at average risk of colon cancer, there are some groups who may not need a colonscopy," Imperiale said.
Leung said that unsedated colonscopy is fairly common in most of the world, and that in the United States, acceptance has ranged from 1% to 7%, according to the literature.
Mary Lissett (left) with Prof Caroline Savage and a virtual colonscopy machine at the Wellcome Trust Research Facility