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 (kō-lŏn′ə-skōp′, kə-)
A long flexible endoscope, often equipped with a device for obtaining tissue samples, that is used for visual examination of the colon. Also called coloscope.
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(Medicine) an instrument for examining the colon, consisting of a flexible lighted tube that is inserted in the colon to look for abnormalities and to remove them or take tissue samples
[C20: from colon2 + -o- + -scope]
colonoscopy n
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(koʊˈlɒn əˌskoʊp, kə-)
See under colonoscopy.
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Noun1.colonoscope - an elongated fiberoptic endoscope for examining the entire colon from cecum to rectum
endoscope - a long slender medical instrument for examining the interior of a bodily organ or performing minor surgery
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n colonoscopio
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Noting that disposable colonoscopes are entering the market and may play a role in infection prevention and be cost-effective in some settings, Sara Larsen, from Aalborg University in Denmark, and colleagues used a micro-costing approach to examine the costs associated with reusable colonoscopes, including maintenance and reprocessing.
The device integrates with standard and slim colonoscopes to enable safe and rapid cleansing during the procedure while preserving established procedural workflow and techniques.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Pure-Vu Slim Sleeve, a compatible extension to the Pure-Vu System for slim colonoscopes.
Ultrathin colonoscopes and standard gastroscopes (9.2-9.8 mm) can increase the proportion of patients with painless intubation, but there remain approximately 10% patients who suffer from moderate or severe abdominal pain.[1] Sedation and anesthesia during colonoscopy could alleviate patient's suffering and improve the success rate of colonoscopy, but warning effect of abdominal pain disappears and the risk of perforation is increasing.[2] In this paper, a transnasal gastroscope (5.9 mm) was used to simulate the ultrathin colonoscope for examination.
DiLumen consists of a single-use, soft flexible sheath that fits over standard and small-diameter colonoscopes.
The cleaning and disinfection protocols for this device are similar to the methods used to reprocess colonoscopes between uses.
GlobalData's Medical Devices sector report, "Colonoscopes - Medical Devices Pipeline Assessment, 2015" provides an overview of Colonoscopes currently in pipeline stage.
[USPRwire, Mon Jul 14 2014] GlobalData's new report, "Mexico Colonoscopes Market Outlook to 2020", provides key market data on the Mexico Colonoscopes market.
Applications for lay flat tubing are extensive; in the medical realm, this process is now being utilized to construct sheaths to be used as barriers for colonoscopes, endoscopes, speculums, probes and many other devices requiring protection from moisture, blood, or bacteria prevalent within the body.
Doctors used air during the withdrawal of colonoscopes from the patients in both groups.