Proctoscopy

Proctoscopy is an invasive, endoscopic procedure for examining the anal canal and the lower part of the rectum. It allows diagnosis of anorectal diseases such as hemorrhoids, fissures and oncological diseases. The examinations are carried out in a left lateral position, in the lithotomy position or in the knee-elbow position.

Indications

  • Anitis – covers various inflammatory diseases in the anal area, often also in connection with hemorrhoids  
  • Hemorrhoidal disorders
  • Cryptitis
  • Papillitis
  • Proctitis   
  • Periproctitis
  • Polyps
  • Tumors

Proctoscopy is an important procedure in the field of proctology for assessing any pathological changes. Tissue biopsies can be taken from the anus and rectum as necessary or some changes such as hemorrhoids can be treated directly with sclerotherapy or rubber-band ligature. Richard Wolf offers several individual instrument sets in this area for carrying out the specific therapies.

A range of proctoscopes is supplied for safe diagnosis in the anorectal region either as reusable stainless-steel or as disposable versions. The general supply of cold light even with disposable tubes allows the mucus membrane to be envisioned without any shadows and in the absence of reflections. Another advantage of the annular, proximal cold light illumination is provided by the free tube lumen to facilitate easy insertion of auxiliary instruments and unrestricted visualization.
Various working lengths allow the use of Richard Wolf proctoscopes in adults, adolescents and children.