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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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