II. Indications

III. Equipment

  1. Ive's Slotted Anoscope
  2. Light Source
  3. Lubricant

IV. Technique

  1. Patient positioned in left lateral decubitus position
  2. Test light source
  3. Insert introducer into Anoscope
  4. Apply K-Y Jelly lubricant to Anoscope
  5. Repeat for four quadrants (90 degrees each)
    1. Gently insert Anoscope and remove introducer
    2. Observe mucosa while slowly withdrawing Anoscope
    3. Rotate Anoscope 90 degrees and re-introduce
  6. Hemorrhoid sites
    1. Left lateral
    2. Right posterior
    3. Right anterior

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Definition (UMD) Endoscopes designed for direct insertion through the anal canal in the lower gastrointestinal tract for visual examination, biopsy, and treatment of lesions of the interior of the anal canal and lower rectum (e.g., fissures, fistulae, hemorrhoids). These devices are rigid endoscopes that may include fiberoptic light sources.
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Concepts Diagnostic Procedure (T060) , Therapeutic or Preventive Procedure (T061)
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English Endoscopic exam anal canal, Anoscopy, fiberoptic examinations anoscopy, anoscopy (procedure), anoscopy, anoscopies, Endoscopy Procedures on the Anus, Endoscopy of anus, Endoscopic examination of anal canal, Anoscopy (procedure), Anoscopy, NOS
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Italian Anoscopia
Portuguese Anoscopia
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