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Colorectal Diseases

Pediatric colonoscope

07/09/2009

Question:

I recently had a colonoscopy. I am female, 57 years. REcommendation next time is to use a pediatric colonoscope. What is the difference between that procedure and the one I had?

Answer:

A pediatric colonoscope is narrower in caliber than an adult colonoscope, and will be used if the colon is difficult to navigate or narrowed for some reason.

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Response by:

Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati