A hard look at colonoscopy.

  title={A hard look at colonoscopy.},
  author={Jeffrey Abrams},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={133 1},
The fiberoptic colonscope represents a significant diagnostic and therapeutic acheivement in the management of colonic disease. Despite some claims to the contrary, it is not universally simple, rapid, thorough, reliable, and inexpensive or without morbidity and mortality. Until these goals are achieved through future refinements, modifications, and new instrumentation, it is strongly recommended that the indications for colonscopy be sharply defined to include the following: (1) Investigation… CONTINUE READING