Comment j’explore l’anus et le rectum
How I explore the anus and rectum
Lower ultrasound endoscopy (LUE) is an essential examination procedure for the staging of the malignant lesions of the anus and rectum. Its value was more recently established in the exploration of anal incontinence and ano-perineal fistulae. The operating procedures for ultrasound ano-rectal endoscopy, either in the staging of an ano-rectal tumor or in the anatomical evaluation of anal incontinence, will be described, as well as the mistakes to avoid. Information provided by this exam are of utmost importance for the therapeutic choice and they can have a prognostic value, in particular in the evaluation of the results from repair surgery of post-delivery anal incontinence.
anal cancer, anal incontinence, rectal cancer, rectal endoscopic ultrasonography