Colon inspection: Examination of the colon by flexible video-endoscopy
A glass fiber is inserted through the anus into the large intestine (colon).
Affections of the straight intestine (rectum), large intestine (colon) and the end portion of the small intestine may be diagnosed and in some cases even treated.
The intervention may be painful and and will thus frequently be performed under sedo-analgesia (depressant analgesia).
The intestine should be prepared for the examination.