flexible sigmoidoscopy

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Noun1.flexible sigmoidoscopy - visual examination (with a sigmoidoscope) of the lower third of the colon in a search for polyps
endoscopy - visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope
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These subjects had undergone flexible sigmoidoscopy at nine regional study centers across the United States at the time of randomization between 1993 and 2001.
A major challenge for the clinician is deciding if a diagnostic endoscopy is necessary and, if so, whether flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy should be done.
Initially, the trial protocol called for repeat flexible sigmoidoscopy 3 years after an initial negative exam.
Advancing from flexible sigmoidoscopy to colonoscopy in rural family practice: a case report.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years has been estimated to cut deaths from colorectal cancer by 30%.
The ACP did not endorse specific screening intervals, although many experts recommend for average-risk patients over age 50 an interval of 10 years for colonoscopy, five years for flexible sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema, and computed tomography (CT, or virtual) colonography, and annually for fecal occult blood tests.
Compared with the colonoscopy group, the flexible sigmoidoscopy group was slightly older (78 vs.
Five options for colorectal cancer screening enjoy widespread support: fecal occult blood tests, flexible sigmoidoscopy, fecal occult blood test plus sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema, and colonoscopy.
Colonoscopy--This procedure is similar to flexible sigmoidoscopy, but the tube used is longer so that the doctor can see the whole colon.

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