Anatomical description during standard colonoscopy: a guide for the surgeon
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Anatomical description during standard colonoscopy: a guide for the surgeon

Kelly E. Hathorn, Ahmad Najdat Bazarbashi, Marvin Ryou

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Correspondence to: Kelly E. Hathorn, MD. Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA. Email: khathorn@bwh.harvard.edu.

Received: 27 February 2019; Accepted: 01 April 2019; Published: 25 April 2019.

doi: 10.21037/aos.2019.04.01


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.

Figure 1 Anatomical description during standard colonoscopy: a guide for the surgeon (1). Available online: http://aos.amegroups.com/post/view/1556154898
Figure 2 Anatomical landmarks during standard colonoscopy. Label 1: rectum; label 2: sigmoid colon; label 3: descending colon; label 4: splenic flexure; label 5: transverse colon; label 6: hepatic flexure; label 7: ascending colon; label 8: cecum; label 9: ileocecal valve.

Acknowledgements

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Footnote

Conflicts of Interest: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Informed Consent: Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this manuscript and any accompanying images.


References

  1. Hathorn KE, Bazarbashi AN, Ryou M. Anatomical description during standard colonoscopy: a guide for the surgeon. Art Surg 2019;3:v003.
doi: 10.21037/aos.2019.04.01
Cite this article as: Hathorn KE, Bazarbashi AN, Ryou M. Anatomical description during standard colonoscopy: a guide for the surgeon. Art Surg 2019;3:3.