The authors performed intra-operative colonoscopy in 31 patients. This examination is done if preoperative colonoscopy was not performed or incomplete and intraoperative difficulty occurs. In addition it is indicated to localize non-palpable lesions to perform polypectomy (if unsuccessful preoperatively but manageable intraoperatively) to define the site of endoscopic polypectomy in certain instances to determine the resection plane, and after resection of constrictive tumours to look over the proximal intestinal section to detect the synchronous lesions. It is emphasized that by their method the opening of the lumen becomes avoidable thus resulting in a decreased postoperative morbidity and mortality.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||European Journal of Surgical Oncology|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1993|
- Colo-rectal surgery
- Intraoperative exam
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