Evaluation of the Anorectum: Physical and Endoscopic Examinations (DV073)

Type: Colorectal


This CME activity consists of the ASGE video Evaluation of the Anorectum: Physical and Endoscopic Examinations followed by a post-assessment and evaluation.

Hemorrhoids, fissures and other anorectal disorders are common and often present to the gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment. Colonoscopy has several limitations in these patients. Proper anorectal physical examination along with anoscopy is essential in the evaluation of these problems.

In this video, the physical examination and anoscopy are described and demonstrated. In addition, several “tips and tricks” designed to maximize the benefit of flexible endoscopy, as well as the treatment of some of these clinical issues are also discussed.

Target Audience:

Practicing gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and trainees, medical residents, physician assistants, and nurses.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

• Improve the viewer’s ability to evaluate the anorectum in patients with anorectal complaints
• Describe the importance and technique of an anorectal evaluation
• Stress the value of anoscopy in the evaluation of your patients
• Discuss the limitations of colonoscopy as it pertains to the anorectum
• Provide the viewer with several endoscopic “tips and tricks”
• Treatment of several common anorectal disorders


Original Release: 5/1/2017

CME Expiration Date: 5/1/2020

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Price: Member: $115 / Non-Member: $165

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