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Diagnostic colonoscopy.
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PMID:  10511885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Colonoscopy is employed in prevention, diagnosis, follow-up and treatment of colorectal diseases. The technological advancement of colonoscopes and supplementary equipment, has broadened indications for colonoscopy. However, since it is an invasive method with potential complications and hazards it should be performed by specialists capable of preventing, recognizing and treating them. The authors report their personal experience with 1,234 colonoscopies. The most frequent indications were changes in bowel habits and rectal bleeding in 35.1% and 30.5% cases respectively. The patients were given 10% mannitol for bowel cleansing and inadequate bowel cleansing in only 15 (1.2%) so that the colonoscopy could not be completed. The overall incidence of perforation was 0.16%. Three hundred and one polypectomies were performed and two cases (0.75%) of bleeding were noted.
S C Nahas; R W Bringel; C W Sobrado Júnior; C S Nahas; M R Borba; S E Araújo; A Habr-Gama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arquivos de gastroenterologia     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0004-2803     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq Gastroenterol     Publication Date:    1999 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-27     Completed Date:  1999-12-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15310600R     Medline TA:  Arq Gastroenterol     Country:  BRAZIL    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gastroenterology, University of São Paulo School of Medicine, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
Intestinal Diseases / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies

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