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World J Gastroenterol. Jan 21, 2021; 27(3): 233-239
Published online Jan 21, 2021. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v27.i3.233
Table 1 Strengths and weaknesses of air insufflation vs water insufflation
AI: Strengths
AI: Weaknesses
WI: Strengths
WI: Weaknesses
Distended bowel allows for better visualizationIncreased pain on insertionIncreased ADRDecreased visualization through fluid
More widely acceptedIncreased postoperative painDecreased looping of bowelLonger insertion time
Current teaching methodIncreased sedation requirementDecreased sedation requirementNot widely accepted or utilized
Current patient preferenceIncreased risk of perforationIncreased cecal intubation rate