Table 2

Indications for colonoscopy in 337 patients/382 colonoscopies

Abnormality on barium enema176
Follow up following endoscopic polypectomy69
    Histology
        Adenoma21
        Carcinoma48
Follow up following surgical resection59
    Histology
        Adenoma5
        Dukes' A–C cancer51
        Other3
Symptoms (abdominal pain, anal bleeding, etc.)40
Follow up following previously detected polyp16
Other22
Total No of colonoscopies382