Use of a push enteroscope improves ability to perform total colonoscopy in previously unsuccessful attempts at colonoscopy in adult patients

@article{Lichtenstein1999UseOA,
  title={Use of a push enteroscope improves ability to perform total colonoscopy in previously unsuccessful attempts at colonoscopy in adult patients},
  author={Gary R. Lichtenstein and Peter D Park and William B. Long and Gregory G. Ginsberg and Michael L. Kochman},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={1999},
  volume={94},
  pages={187-190}
}
Objective: Total colonoscopy with use of a standard adult colonoscope can be difficult in the presence of a redundant or angulated colon. It is often possible to traverse these areas with the use of a thinner, more flexible endoscope. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of completing total colonoscopy using a push enteroscope when a standard colonoscope was unsuccessful. Methods: A prospective analysis was performed for 721 consecutive colonoscopies attempted by two… 

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