Core Concepts in Colonoscopy

Douglas G Adler, MD

Chapter 4: External Pressure During Colonoscopy (continued)

Nicolas Villa, MD; Waqar Qureshi, MD, FRCP

How and When to Use It The incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer in the United States have decreased during recent years in part because of an awareness of risk factors, the widespread availability of screening colonoscopy, and improved treatment options.1 It has also been attributed to increased detection and removal of precancerous polyps as a result of colorectal cancer screening.2-4 The quality of colonoscopic examinations has come under particular scrutiny, with the current literature emphasizing the need for a high-quality examination to increase the detection and removal of…
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