TITLE

THE RIGHT AND LEFT CONUNDRUM: COLONOSCOPY OR FLEXIBLE SIGMOIDOSCOPY FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF ISOLATED RECTAL BLEEDING (IRB)?

AUTHOR(S)
rasaradnam, R. P.; Donnelly, M. T.; Skelly, M. M.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA37
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study related to the right and left conundrum with colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy for the investigation of isolated rectal bleeding (IRB). Data to guide the clinician as to the choice between colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy are lacking in patients with IRB. The study aimed to determine the burden of disease in the right colon in patients presenting with IRB. For patients presenting with IRB, left sided disease is 9 times more likely than right sided disease.
ACCESSION #
13218959

 

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