The Tricky Task of Bowel Preparation for Colonoscopy

The Tricky Task of Bowel Preparation for Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy procedures are routinely used for evaluating the colon, mostly for screening and early detection of colorectal cancer, which has a high incidence and mortality rate. Extensive data show that adequate bowel preparation is instrumental for the success of any colonoscopy procedure. Poor bowel preparation accounts for nearly 20% of failed colonoscopies, limiting the procedure’s diagnostic/therapeutic value.

Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2022