Published in Telemedicine Business Week, June 8th, 2005
Colon distension is the filling up of the colon, in this case with air, in order to see the lining of the colon better for the detection of polyps. "One example I use is trying to see a pea placed in a balloon. If the balloon is collapsed, the pea is difficult to see. If the balloon is blown up - i.e., distended - the pea stands out easily," said Andrew Taylor, MD, one of the...
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