Research Article| Volume 32, ISSUE 3, P483-486, June 1936

Biopsy in proctology

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      A plea for earlier digital and proctoscopic examination of the rectum is made and in doubtful cases biopsy should not be neglected. The author emphasizes the important details and the advantages of electrosurgical methods in securing biopsies from the anus, rectum and sigmoid.
      A new combination suction and coagulation electrode handle which the author has found useful in proctologic work is described.
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