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endoscopic examination of the colon, either transabdominally during laparotomy, or transanally by means of a colonoscope.
 Colonoscopy. The endoscopic instrument is passed through the entire colon and into the distal segment of the ileum. The combination of the flexible tube, fiberoptics, and the light enables the examiner to visualize the entire mucosal surface, identifying sites of bleeding, inflammation, tissue irregularity, or abnormal tissue. From Malarkey and McMorrow, 2000.


Visual examination of the inner surface of the colon by means of a colonoscope.
Synonym(s): coloscopy
[colon + G. skopeō, to view]


n. pl. colosco·pies


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