Digestion Q&A by Dr. Lee
The objective of a colonoscopy is to examine the entire colon (from rectum to cecum. (The cecum is the part of the colon where the small intestine joins the colon. It also is the area of origin of the appendix.) More than 90% of the time, an endoscopist can reach the cecum with a colonoscope safely. The reasons for not being able to reach the cecum with a colonoscope include:
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Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2006
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