Bowel examination

Ultrasound diagnosis disease colorectal cancer

For the period from January 1998 to November 1999 in the office of ultrasonic diagnostics performed 3329 comprehensive ultrasonography (US) of the abdominal cavity. Primary ehoskopicheski identified and confirmed by subsequent radiographic, endoscopic, histological studies 28 benign and malignant neoplasms studies were conducted using "ALOQA" STO-650 (Japan) Convex electronic sensor (3.5 MHz)  In the US - diagnostic criteria used symptom "defeat the hollow organ" (PPO) as recommended in the "clinical guidelines for ultrasound diagnostics," edited V.V.Mitkova, Moscow, 1997, T 3-4.

How to prepare for the study of intestinal

The accuracy of the results of the study of the intestine is largely dependent on how well the patient and carefully prepared for it. Basic research methods - sigmoidoscopy, fibrocolonoscopy, barium enema - require prior complete liberation from the intestines of stool. 


In the diagnosis of diseases of the intestine is of great importance laboratory testing of stool. Stool, consisting mainly of residues of undigested and unabsorbed food, unused digestive juices, intestinal epithelial cells, a large number of microbial bodies of water are formed and removed from the colon - the lower gastrointestinal tract, so their study gives a nuanced picture of the functional state of the intestine. 


Traditional and proven way to survey the intestine is a special kind of X-ray inspection - the so-called barium enema (from Lat. Irrigatio - Irrigation and Greek. Skopeo - consider, observe). Intestines are not radiopaque against the backdrop of the surrounding tissue and therefore indistinguishable on simple radiographs. To outline the colon manifested her with a special enema filled with contrast material - barium sulfate. 


More modern method of research is fibrocolonoscopy intestine. She is currently held in all major hospitals and specialized and well-equipped clinics. The essence of the study is the examination of the rectum using fibrocolonoscopy, which is a long flexible harness from a plurality of light guide fibers. The fibers of the image is transmitted, which can be seen through the eyepiece on the screen or TV monitor.


The best way to assess the condition of the patient's body and the correct diagnosis - to inspect it. Location rectum lets you do this with some technical adaptations.  The simplest and most informative method of examination of the rectal mucosa is a sigmoidoscopy.

Why a visit to the doctor

It is best to consult a gastroenterologist. He more often than other professionals faced with patients who are concerned about not only constipation, but also other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, so quickly choose the necessary diagnostic methods, diagnose and prescribe a comprehensive treatment.