flexible sigmoidoscope

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Noun1.flexible sigmoidoscope - an endoscope (a flexible fiberoptic probe) for examining the sigmoid colon
endoscope - a long slender medical instrument for examining the interior of a bodily organ or performing minor surgery
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An on-site office flexible sigmoidoscope is a very helpful asset, but a decision to acquire this instrument should be made on economic and geographical grounds.
I plan to purchase a video flexible sigmoidoscope soon.
If a mass or any other types of abnormal areas are seen through the flexible sigmoidoscope or colonoscope, a sample (biopsy) is taken for further examination by a pathologist to determine if it's cancerous or benign.
Moreover, the excess polyps occurring in smokers tend to be high-grade lesions that occur disproportionately on the left side of the colon, where they are accessible to the flexible sigmoidoscope. These observations raise the possibility that smokers might benefit from supplemental flexible sigmoidoscopy during the intervals between colonoscopy, said Dr.
Of the 22 advanced lesions, 14 were located distally, within reach of the flexible sigmoidoscope. Two of eight proximal advanced neoplasms were associated with a distal sentinel polyp, noted Dr.
All patients were examined with an Olympus 60-cm flexible sigmoidoscope (Olympus Corporation of America, Lake Success, New York, model OSF-2, serial number 2618536).
noted that over half of colon cancers are beyond the reach of the flexible sigmoidoscope used in routine office screening.

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