Colonoscopy Perforation Rates Low and Decreasing

Bowel perforation, or a hole in the colon, is one of the complications of colonoscopy.  Different reported rates of perforation have been confusing. A pooled analysis of published studies of perforation rates was reported during a Digestive Disease Week session on May 31.  Including 17 different…

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First Colonoscopy of the Day Finds More Polyps

News from Digestive Disease Week 2008 Video courtesy of Medscape Today. The first colonoscopy performed each day finds more polyps — both small hyperplastic ones and more serious advanced adenomas.  As the day goes on, fewer polyps are found every hour. Researchers studied all the…

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