The Most Important Maneuver During Colonoscopy

Waye, Jerome D.
November 2004
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Nov2004, Vol. 99 Issue 11, p2086
Academic Journal
Argues that straightening of the shaft is the most single important technique in instrument passage during colonoscopy. Technique for reaching the cecum frequently; Method used for correcting the looping and coiling of the instrument during intubation due to the multiple bends, folds and twists of the large bowel; Importance of maneuvers in intubation of a fixed and tortuous sigmoid colon.


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