What are the advantages of flexible endoscopy over rigid endoscopy in the workup of constipation?

Updated: Jul 05, 2019
  • Author: Marc D Basson, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Flexible endoscopy is generally preferred to rigid endoscopy because the former is more comfortable for the patient, provides a better view for the endoscopist, and permits access to more of the colon. Rigid endoscopy may be used in an urgent situation when flexible endoscopy is not available.


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