When is this exam indicated?
It is recommended in the assessment of hemorrhoidal pathology, anal fistulas and anal fissures.
How is it performed?
The patient lies supine on the left side with the legs slightly bent towards the chest. After lubrication, the 6 cm long anoscope is introduced into the anorectal canal. No air or other elements should be insufflated. The examination lasts a few minutes.
Intense proctalgia, anal sub-stenosis or any other condition where the introduction of the anoscope is not feasible and appropriate.