colonoscopy

Pronunciation: (KOH-luh-NOS-koh-pee)

Examination of the inside of the colon using a colonoscope, inserted into the rectum. A colonoscope is a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing. It may also have a tool to remove tissue to be checked under a microscope for signs of disease.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Colonoscopy. A thin, lighted tube is inserted through the anus and rectum and into the colon to look for abnormal areas.Colonoscopia. Se inserta un tubo delgado e iluminado a través del ano y el recto hacia el colon para detectar anomalías. Date last modified: 2006-10-03Tests to Detect Colorectal Cancer and PolypsExámenes para detectar el cáncer colorrectal y los pólipos