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Endoluminal Ultrasound

  • Donald G. Kim
  • W. Douglas Wong
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Abstract

Evaluation of the anal canal and rectum has traditionally relied on digital examination, anoscopy, and rigid or flexible proctosigmoidoscopy. The introduction of imaging methods, particularly endoluminal ultrasonography, has brought a greater degree of objectivity to the evaluation of the anorectum.

Keywords

Rectal Cancer Fecal Incontinence Anal Sphincter Anal Canal Muscularis Propria 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald G. Kim
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. Douglas Wong
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMichigan State University College of Human MedicineLansingUSA
  2. 2.Ferguson ClinicGrand RapidsUSA
  3. 3.Weill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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