anoscope

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anoscope

[′ā·nə‚skōp]
(medicine)
An instrument for examining the lower rectum and anal canal.
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When women had high-resolution anoscopy, they completed a short questionnaire about sexual behavior and any anal disease.
High-resolution anoscopy and treatment of high-grade lesions are challenging.
As anal cytology becomes more accepted as a routine screening test, however, accurate classification of the degree of SIL is increasingly important to expedite the evaluation of those with anal precancer because of the very limited availability of those with expertise in high-resolution anoscopy.
The court noted that the plaintiff's expert asserted that Montefiore had departed from the accepted standard of medical practice by improperly performing a rectal examination and an Anoscopy, instead of a colonoscopy.
Mark Spitzer said in an interview that the organization doesn't have guidelines on routine anal cytologic screening because there is not yet sufficient scientific evidence to show that anal cytology and high-resolution anoscopy work to reduce the incidence of anal cancer.
Anoscopy and exfoliative cytology are being used to identify premalignant anal lesions (Northfelt, 1994; Palefsky, 1991, 1994).
Ancillary procedures include immunizations, introduction of needles and catheters, simple anoscopy, biofeedback and hypnotherapy, infusion therapy, minor urinary tube changes, minor gynecological procedures, and minor ophthalmological procedures.
Berry noted that for high-resolution anoscopy (HRA)-directed biopsy is the most effective way of defining and identifying HGAIN and occasionally identifies cancer.
Based on the success of screening for cervical cancer--another malignancy caused by human papillomavirus--some authorities suggest a similar approach for anal cancer: anal cytology with referral for high-resolution anoscopy if any cytologic abnormality appears, followed by treatment of high-grade anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN) confirmed by biopsy during anoscopy.
Similar to colposcopy for the cervix, high-resolution anoscopy can be done in patients with abnormal anal cytologic findings.
In addition, it is our opinion that the conservative management of a patient with anal SISCCA should include an evaluation by an expert experienced with high-resolution anoscopy and anal canal cancer.
401 HIV-positive MSM attending HIV clinics in Toronto, Canada had anal cytology, HPV testing and high-resolution anoscopy with directed biopsies (which confirms the diagnosis of AIN 2+) at an initial visit between 2001 and 2005.