Rigid Sigmoidoscopy

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What you'll learn

Proctoscopy is a common and quick procedure also called as rectoscope or rigid sigmoidoscopy. This uses an instrument known as a sigmoidoscope to examine the rectum and anus, to detect colorectal cancer or other health issues. It is generally advised in cases of Haemorrhoids, Anal bleeding, Constipation or diarrhea, Rectum or anal inflammation, Polyps, Rectum, or anus tumors. Rigid sigmoidoscopy remains part of the initial clinical assessment for patients referred via the suspected colorectal cancer.

A sigmoidoscopy is an essential tool in colorectal clinics in the detection of anorectal lesions including rectosigmoid adenomas and carcinomas. It is a safe procedure with minimal risks associated. It is possible to have some minor complications like rectal bleeding and irritation as a result of the insertion of the proctoscope. However, a rigid sigmoidoscope is still more widely used than a flexible sigmoidoscope as the primary investigation, despite the fact that the latter is more comfortable to the patient and has greater diagnostic yield.

Knowledge of how a proctoscopy is done, anatomical landmarks, how to insert the instrument is essential for a medical professional to evaluate the underlying conditions and complications.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • To visualize the anatomy of the rectum and perianal region, with our anatomical illustrations and 3D model
  • How to perform a digital rectal examination
  • To practice and perfect your skills in how to prepare for and assist with a rigid sigmoidoscopy

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