Endoscopic management of failed colonoscopy in clinical practice: to change endoscopist, instrument, or both?

Cesare Hassan, S Morini, A Zullo, R Lorenzetti, Sma Campo

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Abstract

Caecal intubation fails up to 20% of colonoscopy in clinical practice. We aimed to assess whether (1) in patients with a prior incomplete colonoscopy with a standard adult colonoscope, a subsequent caecal intubation may be achieved with the same instrument; (2) there are factors predicting a repeated unsuccessful colonoscopy; and (3) how frequently completion can be further achieved by shifting to a standard gastroscope.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-108
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Colorectal Disease
Volume26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Clinical Competence
  • Colonic Diseases
  • Colonoscopy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Treatment Failure

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