Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1987 Nov;7(1):5-11.

The Clinical Experience and Diagnostic Value of Colonoscope


The authers performed long coloaofiherscopy with barium enema study on 134 cases, of coloreatal diseasea, who had been admitted to the department of Internal Medicine, Kwangiu Christian Hospital from July 1984 to Aupist 1986, The results were following: 1) Among 134 cases of colonoacopy, abnormal findings were 70 cases (52.2%) and normal findings 64 cases (47.8%). 2) among 70 cases of colonoscopic abnormal findings, nonspecific inflammatory colitis were 27 cases, colon tuberculosis 15 cases, colon and rectal cancer 14 cases, colon polyps 8 cases, ulcerative colitis 3 cases, internal hemorrhoid 2 cases, sigmoid diverticular 1 case. 3) The cases in which the findings of barium contrast enema were compatible with those of colonoscopy were 84 cases (62.7%), not compatible 50 cases(37.3%). There were not compatible with findings in 4 cases of colon cancer (10 cases), 7 cases of colon tuberculosis (15 cases), 4 cases of colon polyps (8 cases), 1 case of ulcerative colitis (3 cases). 4) The insertion ratio to ileocecal valve was 79.1%. The rate of correct approach by a colonoscopy to the lesion site shown at barium contrast enema was 94.1%

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