Endoscopic management of failed colonoscopy in clinical practice: To change endoscopist, instrument, or both?

  • Morini S
  • Zullo A
  • Hassan C
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Abstract

Caecal intubation fails up to 20% of colonoscopy in clinical practice. We aimed to assess whether (1) in patients with a prior incomplete colonoscopy with a standard adult colonoscope, a subsequent caecal intubation may be achieved with the same instrument; (2) there are factors predicting a repeated unsuccessful colonoscopy; and (3) how frequently completion can be further achieved by shifting to a standard gastroscope.

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  • Colonoscopy
  • Intubation rate
  • Predictive factors
  • Upper endoscope

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Authors

  • Sergio Morini

  • Angelo Zullo

  • Cesare Hassan

  • Roberto Lorenzetti

  • Salvatore M.A. Campo

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