TITLE

SHOULD COLONOSCOPY BE THE INITIAL INVESTIGATION TO ASSESS LARGE BOWEL SYMPTOMS?

AUTHOR(S)
Diong, K. L.; Mainie, I.; Varghese, A.; Kirkpatrick, D.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA69
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study conducted to analyze the symptoms and Double contrast barium enema (DCBE) reports of all patients who underwent DCBE between June 2002 and November 2002. The symptoms in 52 males and 89 females were altered bowel habit, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, nausea and vomiting, weight loss, diarrhea, anemia. DCBE with rigid or flexible sigmoidoscopy is widely used as the initial investigation in patients with large bowel symptoms due to ready availability, safety, and perceived cost advantages.
ACCESSION #
13219084

 

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