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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

proc·tos·co·py

(prok-tos'kŏ-pē),
Visual examination of the rectum and anus, as with a proctoscope.
Synonym(s): rectoscopy
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

proc·tos·co·py

(prok-tos'kŏ-pē)
Visual examination of the rectum and anus, as with a proctoscope.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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On proctoscopy, 1st degree haemorrhoids were found in 21% of patients (18 patients in the Rubber Band Ligation group and 23 in the Daflon), and 79% of patients had 2nd degree haemorrhoids.
Marchiaro et al., "Role of early proctoscopy in predicting late symptomatic proctitis after external radiation therapy for prostate Carcinoma," International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 2012.
This study was done in surgical unit of Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar from July 2007 to June 2009 where all patients presenting with rectal bleed or prolapse underwent rectal examination and proctoscopy. Only cases with 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree haemorrhoids were included in the study.
Clinical examination (proctoscopy and colonoscopy) identified a fungating rectal mass that involved the perianal skin.
Its use for this indication is fully justified, particularly with proctoscopy, colonoscopy and other intraluminal diagnostic procedures.
Freeman-Wang to recommend that proctoscopy be performed with colposcopy in women with VIN III.
Freeman-Wang to recommend that proctoscopy be performed along with colposcopy in women with VIN III.
Findings from CDC's state-based Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System indicated that in 1997, only 41% of adults aged 50 years or older had ever had a sigmoidoscopy or proctoscopy (an earlier and now less frequently used procedure) for screening or diagnostic purposes, and only 29% of respondents reported having had one within the past 5 years.
It would have been one of the world's great bargains, even at the time - unbelievable in retrospect - if they had bothered to x-ray and discover what was wrong, but instead they opted for proctoscopy (further wretched embarrassment, as I crouched on the examining table, surrounded by a bevy of apple-cheeked interns) and discovered nothing, leaving the problem to await diagnosis and create trouble for several more years.
The names used to describe these procedures include proctoscopy ("procto"), proctosigmoidoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy.
Proctoscopy and digital rectal examination were unremarkable.