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Table 1 Patient sample and incomplete colonoscopy characteristics

From: High success rate of repeat colonoscopy with standard endoscopes in patients referred for prior incomplete colonoscopy

  N (Total = 100)
Patient characteristics  
Age (yrs), median (range) 62.9 (23.7-93.0)
Female sex 67
BMI, median (range) 25.4 (15.9-52.1)
History of surgery  
 Open abdominal surgery 18
 Pelvic/gynecologic surgery 31
 Laparoscopic abdominal surgery 27
Incomplete colonoscopy characteristics  
Primary indication for colonoscopy  
 Screening 54
 Surveillance (h/o polyps) 26
 Other (symptoms, abnormal imaging) 20
Number of prior incomplete colonoscopies 1  
 1 80
 2 11
 4 1
Extent of most recent colonoscopy  
 Left colon 41
 Right colon 44
 Documentation not available 15
Documented primary reason for incomplete colonoscopy  
 Tortuosity 52
 Redundancy 48
Endoscopes used during incomplete colonoscopy 2  
 Adult colonoscope 70 (82.4%)
 Pediatric colonoscope 26 (30.6%)
 EGD scope 4 (4.7%)
 > 1 endoscope used 13 (15.3%)
Adenoma’s detected/removed per procedure  
 0 75
 1 6
 2 2
 3 1
  1. 18 missing due to procedure being performed at other institutions.
  2. 2Percentages reflect total N = 85 with complete documentation.