Colonoscopy

Definition of Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is an internal examination of the colon (large intestine) and rectum, using an instrument called a colonoscope.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/23/2010

Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy

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