Usefulness of a pediatric colonoscope for routine colonoscopy in women who have undergone hysterectomy.

@article{Marshall2002UsefulnessOA,
  title={Usefulness of a pediatric colonoscope for routine colonoscopy in women who have undergone hysterectomy.},
  author={John Marshall and R. F. Alvarez Perez and Richard W. Madsen},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2002},
  volume={55 7},
  pages={
          838-41
        }
}
BACKGROUND Colonoscopy can be difficult in some women who have undergone hysterectomy, which can be associated with a fixed, angulated sigmoid colon caused by postoperative pelvic adhesions. Our goal was to determine whether colonoscopy is easier and more comfortable for women after hysterectomy when performed with a pediatric colonoscope, which is thinner in diameter and more flexible than a standard "adult" colonoscope. METHODS One hundred women with a history of hysterectomy undergoing… CONTINUE READING
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