Core Concepts in Colonoscopy

Douglas G Adler, MD

Chapter 5: Endoscopic Loops During Colonoscopy (continued)

Shivangi Kothari, MD; Vivek Kaul, MD, FACG

How to Avoid Their Formation and How to Reduce Them When They Arise Colonoscopy is one of the most common endoscopic procedures in gastrointestinal endoscopy and an extremely effective tool for diagnostic and therapeutic maneuvers in the colon and rectum.1 Given that the colon is a long, mobile, and flexible intra-abdominal organ with variable mesenteric attachments, passing a flexible endoscope from the rectum to the cecum can present a few challenges. One of the most common problems endoscopists face while performing colonoscopy is the formation of colonic/endoscopic loops, generally…