Rigid Proctoscopy

Rigid proctoscopy more accurately determines the level, extent, and quadrant(s) involved by the lesion, than does flexible endoscopy. Rigid proctoscopy also facilitates obtaining large biopsies of the lesion needed to confirm the diagnosis of adenocarcinoma (AC) and to identify any unfavorable histologic features (poorly differentiated, mucinous, or signet ring histology) that may influence choice of therapy. Risk of obstruction is a significant concern and therefore the degree of constriction of the lumen must be assessed.

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