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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.
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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.
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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
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Translations
colonoscopia

co·lon·os·co·py

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

n (pl -pies) colonoscopia; virtual — colonoscopia virtual
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Endoscopic adenoma recurrence at the first colonoscopic surveillance was the primary endpoint of study.
On colonoscopic examination, a mass lesion, which had exudative and necrotic fields, appearing as the appendix, protruding into the cecum was detected at the appendix root site (Figure 2).
In this stated case, colonoscopic removal was not done to defy the risk of peritoneal leak precipitated by traumatic removal and a laparoscopic removal was not done owing to the dense granulation tissue obliterating the posterior cul de sac.
Clinical, colonoscopic or histologic ulcerative colitis has not been observed in any case for 1-13 years follow-up, although they do not receive medical treatment (30).
Colonoscopic biopsies were taken and histopathological examination revealed endometriosis.
The intraluminal pressure that is required to result in colon perforation has been estimated through colonoscopic studies and has been found to be greater than 0.109 kg/[cm.sup.2] (5).
During the colonoscopy procedure, quality of bowel preparation, cecal intubation time, withdrawal time, colonoscopic findings, and visual analog scale (VAS) of pain for all patients were recorded by another investigator, who was also blinded to group assignment.
Toothpick impaction with localized sigmoid perforation: successful colonoscopic management.
Colonoscopic insertion delivers faecal matter directly into the large bowel after standard lavage and is the preferred route for severe CDAD complicated by ileus.
Colonoscopic examination for diagnosis is controversial because of an increased risk of perforation due to an increased wall pressure in patients with ischemic colitis (7).
Causes of colonoscopic perforation include blunt trauma to the colonic wall, barotrauma from air insufflation, inadvertent endoscopic resection, or thermal damage (1).