What is the role of cystoscopy and proctoscopy in the workup of cervical cancer?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Cecelia H Boardman, MD; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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Cystoscopy and proctoscopy should be performed in patients with a bulky primary tumor to help rule out local invasion of the bladder and the colon. Barium enema studies can be used to evaluate extrinsic rectal compression from the cervical mass.


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