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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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Although CRC has a high disease burden (1,2) and screening colonoscopy reduced CRC morbidity and mortality, (3-7) the screening rate prior to the ACA remained suboptimal at an estimated range between 29 and 60 percent.
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Colonoscopy is an essential modality for colon cancer screening and surveillance, and several studies found that the removal of adenomatous polyps using colonoscopy decreased not only the incidence, but also the mortality, of colorectal cancer (1-3).
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Q I've heard that people who would rather not fast and take laxatives prior to colonoscopy can have a "virtual colonoscopy" instead.