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Evaluation of the Anorectum: Physical and Endoscopic Examinations (DV073)

This CME activity consists of the ASGE video Evaluation of the Anorectum: Physical and Endoscopic Examinations followed by a post-assessment and evaluation.

Hemorrhoids, fissures and other anorectal disorders are common and often present to the gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment. Colonoscopy has several limitations in these patients. Proper anorectal physical examination along with anoscopy is essential in the evaluation of these problems.

In this video, the physical examination and anoscopy are described and demonstrated. In addition, several “tips and tricks” designed to maximize the benefit of flexible endoscopy, as well as the treatment of some of these clinical issues are also discussed.

See a preview of this video content here.

Target Audience

Practicing gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and trainees, medical residents, physician assistants, and nurses.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

• Improve the viewer’s ability to evaluate the anorectum in patients with anorectal complaints
• Describe the importance and technique of an anorectal evaluation
• Stress the value of anoscopy in the evaluation of your patients
• Discuss the limitations of colonoscopy as it pertains to the anorectum
• Provide the viewer with several endoscopic “tips and tricks”
• Treatment of several common anorectal disorders


Original Release: 5/1/2017

CME Expiration Date: 5/1/2020

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Hardware/Software Requirements

Windows Requirements:
Operating system: Windows 7+
Browser: Firefox 10+, Google Chrome 10+
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection
Flash: Adobe® Flash® Player 12+

Macintosh Requirements:
Operating system: Mac OS X 10.6.8+
Browser: Mozilla Firefox 10+, Safari 5+, Google Chrome 10+
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection
Flash: Adobe® Flash® Player 12+


This CME activity consists of an ASGE video, followed by a post-assessment. All materials required to complete the activity, including the video, are contained within the activity.

To complete this activity,
1. View the video.
2. Complete the Post –assessment by selecting the single best answer for each multiple choice question. You will be able to change your answer at any time until you click on the finish button.
3. Complete the Evaluation.

You may complete the activity in one sitting, or you may save your work in progress and complete it at a later date. However, to earn CME credits, you must complete the activity prior to the CME expiration date.
In order to claim credit, you must complete the Post-assessment and Evaluation. Completed CME will be tracked in your account and you can print a record of this CME activity at any time.

Contact Info

For technical difficulties, please contact ASGE between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm Central Time at 1-866-353-ASGE (2743). For questions related to content or CME credits, please email

Availability: Retired
Cost: Member: $25.00
Non-Member: $35.00
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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