Examination of the rectum using a proctoscope, inserted into the rectum. A proctoscope is a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing. It may also have a tool to remove tissue to be checked under a microscope for signs of disease.

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  • Proctoscopy — Interventions infobox Name = PAGENAME Caption = ICD10 = ICD9 = 48.2 MeshID = D011351 OtherCodes = Proctoscopy is a common medical procedure in which an instrument called a proctoscope (also known as a rectoscope) is used to examine the anal… …   Wikipedia

  • proctoscopy — proctoscopist, n. /prok tos keuh pee/, n., pl. proctoscopies. examination by means of a proctoscope. [1895 1900; PROCTO + SCOPY] * * * …   Universalium

  • proctoscopy — noun The examination of the anal cavity, rectum or sigmoid colon by means of a proctoscope …   Wiktionary

  • proctoscopy — Visual examination of the rectum and anus, as with a proctoscope. SYN: rectoscopy. * * * proc·tos·co·py präk täs kə pē n, pl pies dilation and visual inspection of the rectum * * * proc·tos·co·py (prok tosґkə …   Medical dictionary

  • proctoscopy — n. examination of the rectum; examination of the large intestines …   English contemporary dictionary

  • proctoscopy — proc·tos·co·py …   English syllables

  • proctoscopy — noun visual examination of the rectum and the end of the colon by means of a proctoscope • Hypernyms: ↑endoscopy * * * präkˈtäskəpē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary proct + scopy : dilation and visual inspection of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rectal examination — Intervention Digital rectal exam: side view of the male reproductive and urinary anatomy, including the prostate, rectum, and bladder. ICD 9 CM 89.34 …   Wikipedia

  • Endoscopy — For the notion in mathematics introduced by Langlands, see Endoscopic group. Endoscopy Intervention An example of a flexible endoscope MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • Colonoscopy — Intervention ICD 9 CM 45.23 MeSH …   Wikipedia

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