It is a nonsurgical procedure to examine the digestive tract. It uses a long
flexible tube with a light and camera on one end, with this it is possible to have high
quality images of rectum and colon.
Colonoscopy is a type of endoscopy that examines the lower part of your
digestive tract that includes the rectum and large intestine (colon).
Indications and procedures
Indications- Changes in bowel habits (chronic constipation or diarrhoea), Polyps or
pedunculated growths in the colon.
Procedures-To examine the colon, it must be cleared of stool. Therefore, a laxativeis given
to the patient, this procedure is usually done under sedation administered via an injection into
the vein. In case of complex procedures and in very young children, general anaesthesia is
It helps in the diagnosis and early identification of mucosal disorders of the