Definition of proctoscopy in US English:

proctoscopy

noun

  • See proctoscope

    • ‘There are no specific clinical signs on general examination, but inflammation of the rectal mucosa can readily be seen at proctoscopy.’
    • ‘The other is a remote sensing system for conducting minimally-invasive endoscopy, colonoscopy, and proctoscopy examinations.’
    • ‘Before scrubbing, gowning, and gloving, the surgeon usually performs a rectal examination and proctoscopy to suction out any remaining stool in the distal rectum.’
    • ‘Discharges require investigation by proctoscopy, during which samples can be taken from the rectum to test for gonorrhoea and chlamydia.’
    • ‘As children are more likely to have more extensive disease they will need further investigation involving full colonoscopy anyway, regardless of findings on proctoscopy.’

Pronunciation

proctoscopy

/präkˈtäskəpē/