Patient Positioning

The examination of the rectum in the male patient may be performed with the patient lying on his back, lying on the left side, or standing and bent over the examination table. The modified lithotomy position (patient on the back with knees flexed) is used when the patient has difficulty standing or when a detailed examination of the anus is not required. The examiner passes

Figure 17-32 Positions for the rectal examination. A, Modified lithotomy position. B, Sims' position.

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