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proctoscopy

 [prok-tos´kah-pe]
inspection of the rectum with a proctoscope. The examination is usually done prior to rectal surgery, and it may be a part of the physical examination of a patient with hemorrhoids, rectal bleeding, or other symptoms of a rectal disorder.

proc·tos·co·py

(prok-tos'kŏ-pē),
Visual examination of the rectum and anus, as with a proctoscope.
Synonym(s): rectoscopy

proctoscopy

[proktos′kəpē]
the examination of the rectum with an endoscope inserted through the anus.

proctoscopy

Anoscopy GI disease Examination of the anorectal mucosa with a proctoscope inserted per rectum to detect neoplasms or other lesions which are biopsied and sent to pathology. See Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy. Cf Barium enema, Fecal occult blood test.

proc·tos·co·py

(prok-tos'kŏ-pē)
Visual examination of the rectum and anus, as with a proctoscope.

proctoscopy

Direct visual examination of the ANUS and RECTUM either by means of a short rigid metal tube (a proctoscope) or by using a flexible, fibreoptic ENDOSCOPE. Both are inserted through the anus.

Proctoscopy

A procedurein which a thin tube containing a camera and a light is inserted into the rectum so that the doctor can visually inspect it.
Mentioned in: Proctitis

proctoscopy

inspection of the rectum with a proctoscope. The examination is usually done prior to rectal surgery or as part of the physical examination of a patient with rectal bleeding, stricture or other signs of a rectal disorder.
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