Anatomical description during standard colonoscopy: a guide for the surgeon

Kelly E. Hathorn, Ahmad Najdat Bazarbashi, Marvin Ryou


In this video (Figure 1), we demonstrate standard colonoscopy performed on an asymptomatic 50-year-old patient who presents for screening colonoscopy. We highlight the common anatomical landmarks of the colon (Figure 2) and endoscopic techniques of colonoscope advancement and mucosal inspection.