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Glossary Term:

Title

endorectal ultrasound

Phonetic

<b>en</b>-doe-<b>REK</b>-tuhl

Description

a test that uses sound waves from a probe placed in the rectum; also called transrectal ultrasound. It can be used to see how far through the wall a rectal cancer may have spread, and if it has spread to nearby organs or lymph nodes. See also lymph node, rectum, ultrasound.