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Glossary: proctoscopy, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

proctoscopy

(prok-TOS-koh-pee)

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.

2006-06-23