Rectal retroflexion: an essential part of lower gastrointestinal endoscopic examination.

  title={Rectal retroflexion: an essential part of lower gastrointestinal endoscopic examination.},
  author={Janean M Hanson and Wendy S. Atkin and William James Cunliffe and David Andrew Browell and Clive D.M. Griffith and Jagmohan S Varma and Stefan M Plusa},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={44 11},
PURPOSE Retroflexion of the endoscope during rectal examination may increase diagnostic yield but is not routinely performed because of concerns about safety and a lack of appreciation of its importance. The purpose of this study was to examine the yield, safety, and tolerance of endoscopic rectal retroflexion. METHODS Prospective cohorts of subjects undergoing unsedated screening flexible sigmoidoscopy were examined with and without routine retroflexion. Pain scores were recorded. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING


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