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Colonoscopy

General

Colonoscopy is performed when:

  • proven blood (visible or occult), or other symptoms suggestive of colorectal cancer.
  • screening of asymptomatic patients with known hereditary risk of colorectal cancer.
  • postoperative control after colon cancer surgery.
  • control in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Purpose

  • Uncover polyps or infiltrating cancer of the colon and rectum.
  • Postoperative control of the anastomosis areas concidering recurrence of cancer or stricture formation.
  • Postoperative control to check whether new polyps or cancer (metachronous) has occurred.
  • Assessing disease activity and any development of dysplasia by IBD.

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