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Endoscopy

  • Charles B. Whitlow
Chapter

Abstract

The large intestine from cecum to anus can be effectively and accurately examined as part of a complete physical examination. An ultimate diagnosis of large bowel diseases can only be made by direct observation of the abnormalities and, if indicated, a biopsy. Different equipment is designed and used for different purposes.

Keywords

Anal Canal Splenic Flexure Ileocecal Valve Flexible Endoscope Cecal Intubation 
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Notes

Acknowledgments.

This chapter was written by Santhat Nivatvongs and Kenneth E. Forde in the first edition of this textbook.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles B. Whitlow
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Colon and Rectal SurgeryOchsner Medical CenterNew OrleansUSA

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