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An instrument consisting of a tube or speculum equipped with a light, used to examine the rectum.

[Greek prōktos, anus + -scope.]

proc′to·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
proc·tos′co·py (-tŏs′kə-pē) n.


A method of examining the anus and rectum using an endoscope inserted through the anus.
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Noun1.proctoscopy - visual examination of the rectum and the end of the colon by means of a proctoscope
endoscopy - visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope
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After removal of the rectal foreign body, a proctosigmoidoscopy is mandatory, to exclude injury to the mucous membrane [13].
These patients warrant digital rectal exam and proctosigmoidoscopy as most of the tumours are within the reach of these examinations.
Complete history and physical examination should be performed including speculum and per vaginal examination, cervical cytologic examination, endometrial biopsy when indicated, colposcopy and biopsy of the vaginal tumor Pretreatment evaluation may include the following studies: chest x-ray, intravenous pyelogram, cystoscopy, proctosigmoidoscopy and CT, MRI scan of the abdomen and pelvis.
The patients were undergone stool examination, proctosigmoidoscopy, colonic swab of Entamoeba histolytica, faecal fat excretion, D-Xylose absorption test, serum proteins and jejunal biopsy.
Investigations include proctosigmoidoscopy, biopsy, ultrasound but MRI is much more accurate and reliable than intra operative ultrasound.
It may be necessary to perform proctosigmoidoscopy, either of the rigid or preferably of the flexible variety, to exclude or confirm the presence of associated rectosigmoid disease.