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The English translation of the German edition (1977) is introduced by a brief review of the practical application of rigid proctoscopy, flexible proctosigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy to diseases of the anus, rectum, and colon. Indications, preparations, equipment, and techniques needed for examination of the rectum and colon are presented clearly and concisely. Unfortunately a few of the instruments and the examining table illustrated in the text are outdated and not used widely in this country. A discussion of normal proctoscopic findings with accompanying photographs and illustrations is a short but important section. Colonoscopy, transcolonoscopic polypectomy, and the instruments used for these
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Atlas of Rectoscopy and Colonoscopy.. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:457–458. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-3-457_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(3):457-458.
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