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Cannot Pass the Scope into the Cecum

  • David E. RivadeneiraEmail author
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Abstract

Complete evaluation of the colon and rectum is essential during a colonoscopy. One of the major and basic steps is to reach the cecum, and cecal intubation is used as a quality metric in endoscopy. This chapter will discuss characteristics that lead to a difficult colonoscopy and reduce rates of cecal intubation and will provide techniques and maneuvers for reaching the cecum.

Keywords

Colonoscopy Cecal intubation Cecum Quality metric Looping 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Surgical Strategic InitiativesNorthwell HealthNew Hyde ParkUSA
  2. 2.Surgical Services and Colorectal SurgeryHuntington HospitalHuntingtonUSA
  3. 3.Hofstra University-Northwell School of MedicineHempsteadUSA

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