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A tubular instrument used for inspection of the sigmoid colon.

sig·moid′o·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
sig′moid·os′co·py (sĭg′moi-dŏs′kə-pē) n.
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(Medicine) an instrument incorporating a light for the direct observation of the colon, rectum, and sigmoid flexure
sigmoidoscopic adj
sigmoidoscopy n
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(sɪgˈmɔɪ dəˌskoʊp)

a rigid or flexible endoscope for visual examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon.
sig•moid`o•scop′ic (-ˈskɒp ɪk) adj.
sig`moid•os′co•pist (-ˈdɒs kə pɪst) n.
sig`moid•os′co•py, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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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, sigmoscope
n. sigmoidoscopio, instrumento tubular largo que se usa paraexaminar la flexura sigmoide.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


n sigmoidoscopio
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(16,18) A recent analysis of cancers not detected by flexible sigmoidoscopy showed that of the prevalent but not detected lesions, 37% were beyond the reach of the sigmoidoscope, while 7% were due to inadequate depth of insertion of the sigmoidoscope; 36% were due to problems in patient compliance, and 21% were due to endoscopist limitation.
Similar to the flexible sigmoidoscope, the colonoscope is a longer thin black tube that allows the health care professional to examine the entire large intestine.
The patient required a rigid sigmoidoscope for flatus tube insertion.
d for There's another test with a Flexi-Scope, also known as a sigmoidoscope, which directly spots cancerous and potentially cancerous tissue in the bowel.
On withdrawal, the rectocele was identified and the tip of the sigmoidoscope passed into it.
By submerging the bowel under water and inflating air via the sigmoidoscope, the presence of air bubbles often will identify a missed bowel injury.
When measuring below with a rigid sigmoidoscope, it extends 16 cm from the anal verge.
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.
A doctor uses a thin, flexible tube with a light (sigmoidoscope) to look inside the colon and rectum for growths or abnormal areas.
When significant pelvic adhesiolysis or pelvic or endometriotic tumor resection is performed, inject air into the rectum afterward via a sigmoidoscope or bulb syringe and assess the submerged rectum and rectosigmoid colon for bubbling.
I plan to purchase a video flexible sigmoidoscope soon.