Biopsy - rectum
The anus and rectum appear normal in size, color, and shape. There should be no evidence of bleeding, polyps,
hemorrhoids, or other abnormalities. When biopsy tissue is examined under a microscope, no abnormalities should be noted.
What abnormal results mean
This test is a common way to confirm amyloidosis. It also determines the specific causes of abnormal conditions of the rectum, such as
colitis. Other findings could include: Abscesses Colorectal polyps
The test may be also performed for:
Crohn's disease Hirschsprung's diseasein infants Ulcerative colitis