• Charles B. Whitlow


Anoscopy is the examination of the anal canal. The lower part of the rectal mucosa, upper anal mucosa, anoderm, dentate line, and internal and external hemorrhoids can be seen through this examination.

There are two types of anoscopes:
  • Beveled: Buie or Hirschman scope and the lighted Welch-Allyn scope.

  • Slotted or side opening: Vernon-David scope with Hirschman handle and Hinkel-James anoscope.


Anal Canal Flexible Endoscope Digital Examination Diagnostic Colonoscopy External Hemorrhoid 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Colon and Rectal SurgeryOchsner Medical Center, Ochsner Clinic FoundationNew OrleansUSA

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