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What is a colonoscopy

What is a colonoscopy

Colonoscopy (or fibrocolonoscopy ) – method study of the colonic mucosa , which is performed using an endoscope – a flexible tube with a diameter of 1 cm and a length of about 1.5 meters . At the insertion end of the endoscope is a miniature lighting and optical devices , allowing the opportunity to visually assess the condition of the colon mucosa . Unlike sigmoidoscopy , colonoscopy allows you to explore all parts of the colon ( from the line to the blind ) .

Colonoscopy – informative enough research method , which gives the ability to diagnose diseases such as ulcerative colitis, benign and malignant tumors , Crohn’s disease , etc. In the study may conduct video , photography, removal of tissue for biopsy and removal revealed pathological formations.

When colonoscopy patient wearing only a gown , and a study conducted with the patient lying on his left side with knees to chest pursed . Colonoscopy performed proctologist or endoscopist .

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