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  • Peter Otto
  • Klaus Ewe

Abstract

Three positions are recommended for proctoscopy: (1) the knee-elbow position, (2) the dorsal lithotomy position, and (3) Sims’s position. The optimal proctoscopic examination depends less on the position of the patient and more on the skill and experience of the examiner — each position has its advantages and disadvantages.

Keywords

Sigmoid Colon Rectal Prolapse Perianal Region Internal Hemorrhoid Abdominal Content 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Otto
    • 1
  • Klaus Ewe
    • 2
  1. 1.Medizinische AbteilungKreiskrankenhausGroßburgwedelGermany
  2. 2.I. Med. Klinik und Poliklinik der Universität MainzMainzGermany

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