Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


Intraoperative transanal fiberoptic colonoscopy is presented as an alternative to transcolonic procedures to remove colonic polyps, or to excise or biopsy other intraluminal lesions. This method should be considered when the standard transanal colonoscopy has failed. The results with this procedure have been excellent. The method also can be applied to patients who have colonic lesions and are to undergo elective procedures such as hysterectomy and cholecystectomy.