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A 53-year-old female asked:

How often is a colonoscopy aborted because of a tortuous sigmoid colon fixed in position, and why? (both adult & pediatric colonoscope could not be advanced past the sigmoid colon despite being put in the supine position w/ multiple diverticula seen?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Infrequent: This is not rare, and the procedure can be accomplished via use of virtual "colonoscopy" employing CAT scanning. However, pre-procedure preparation is the same. A gastroenterologist can fully explain the various approaches, answer your questions, and treat necessary complications.
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