The digital rectal examination scoring system (DRESS).

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PURPOSE Assessment of anal sphincter tone is a critical part of anorectal examination, yet no standardized, quantifiable method for describing anal sphincter tone on digital rectal examination exists. We developed a novel scoring system for anal sphincter tone using a scale of 0 to 5 for both resting pressure and squeeze pressure. The score ranges from 0… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/DCR.0b013e3181f23c85

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