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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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A diagnostic method of examining the rectum and colon using a special type of endoscope called a sigmoidoscope.
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Noun1.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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n. sigmoidoscopía, uso de un sigmoidoscopio para examinar la flexura sigmoide.
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n (pl -pies) sigmoidoscopia; flexible — sigmoidoscopia flexible
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Navi Mumbai, India, March 26, 2015 --( Market Reports on India presents the report on "India Sigmoidoscopes Market Outlook to 2020" the epidemiology-based forecasting model arrives at the final numbers.
The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, and volume (in units) within market categories - Bronchoscopes, Laryngoscopes, Ureteroscopes, Cystoscopes, Colonoscopes, Sigmoidoscopes, Esophagoscopes & Gastroscopes, Duodenoscopes, Laparoscopes, Hysteroscopes, Sinuscopes, Resectoscopes, Endoscopy Visualization Systems, Endoscopy Visualization System Components, Endoscopic Reprocessors, Endoscopy Fluid Management Systems, Capsule Endoscopy Systems, Surgical Generators, Bariatric Surgery Devices, Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices, Biopsy Devices, Hernia Repair, Non-Vascular Stents and Gynecological Devices.
The examination area should have available a range of proctoscopes, rigid sigmoidoscopes, haemorrhoidal banding, probes, local anaesthetic and instrumentation to allow excision of cutaneous pathology such as perianal haematomas, small skin tags, banding of haemorrhoids, simple haemorrhoidectomy, low fistulotomy, sphincterotomy and excision of anal warts, abscess drainage, etc.
These comprise 52 gastroscopes, 24 colonoscopes, 10 duodenoscopes and 3 flexible sigmoidoscopes. The average age of the endoscopes is 6.1 years (range 1-23 years); 15 are 15 years old or older (Fig.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, requires a company for the maintenance of various Olympus scopes, ie gastroscopes, colonoscopes, dudodenoscopes, enteroscopes, bronchoscopes, sigmoidoscopes, laryngoscopes, cystoscopes and intubating fibrescopes.
(11) Over the past several decades, however, there has been an increase in the number of lesions arising from more proximal regions of the colon, necessitating the use of flexible, fiberoptic sigmoidoscopes. Although these methods are very effective and offer a means of removing neoplastic polyps, they still leave all lesions beyond the reach of the scope (estimated between 25 percent and 34 percent) undetected.
Amongst the equipment are sigmoidoscopes, gastroscopes, a diathermy unit and suction pump - used to investigate and treat stomach problems and two cardiac defibrillators.
Sigmoidoscopic examinations with rigid and flexible fiberoptic sigmoidoscopes in the surgeon's office: a comparative prospective study of effectiveness in 1,012 cases.
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