What is the role of proctosigmoidoscopy in the workup of pediatric rectal prolapse?

Updated: Nov 12, 2018
  • Author: Jaime Shalkow, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Endoscopic evaluation is useful to rule out polyps in patients with recurring rectal prolapse or history of rectal bleeding. It allows for tissue samples and identifies a leading point in the case of intussusception.


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